About Schedules

The weekly schedule is issued anew each Thursday and includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups. Addenda to the weekly schedule are published as necessary.

Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.

During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:

  • Public hearings on all assigned legislation. Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.
  • Briefings on subject matters as determined by the chair from agencies and selected organizations.
  • Receiving testimony from sponsors and other parties supporting or opposing legislation
  • Reviewing the Governor’s nominees to cabinet positions, certain Judgeships, and various boards and commissions (Senate Executive Nominations Committee only)
  • Hearing agency representatives discuss the budgets of specific units of State government (Budget Committees only)
  • Receiving proposed amendments
  • Voting to approve or reject legislation

Between sessions, scheduled meetings continue the work of General Assembly committees and its task forces, commissions, and special issue workgroups.

Certain committees webcast their meetings live and recordings can be listened to or viewed on demand after the meeting has concluded. Prior schedules and addenda are available online and in printed format.



Addenda to Weekly Schedule Published March 31, 2016


March 31 April 1 April 4 April 5

Issued: March 31, 2016

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-45

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1004   Del Davis, et     Equal Pay Commission - Establishment
            al                From MAR 31, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-46

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 489    Del Hammen, et    Trmntn of Md Hlth Ins Plan, Trnsfr of Sr Prscptn
            al                Drg Asstnce Prgrm, and Fndg for St Rinsrnc Prgrm
                              From MAR 31, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-43

   ADDED

  SB 1076   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            County Senators   Population Ratio Quota - Classes of Licenses
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1077   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - License
            County Senators   Renewal Procedures
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1078   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A
            County Senators   Beer, Wine, and Liquor - License Fee
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1079   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hotel
            County Senators   and Motel Licenses
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-7

   ADDED

  SJ 1      Chr EHE (Dept)    Patuxent River Watershed - Amendment of Patuxent
                              River Policy Plan
                              APR 1, 2016 3:00 PM

  SJ 7      Sen Madaleno      Extending the Lewis and Clark National Historic
                              Trail
                              APR 1, 2016 3:00 PM

Issued: April 1, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-39

   FRIDAY      APRIL 1, 2016

                                  12:00 P.M.

  Full Committee - Briefing on the Purple Line P3 Agreement has been rescheduled
  to Monday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m.

   MONDAY      APRIL 4, 2016

                                  3:30 P.M.

  Full Committee - Briefing on the Purple Line P3 Agreement

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-40

   ADDED

  HB 671    Howard County     Howard County - Practice of Massage - Regulation
            Delegation        Ho. Co. 13-16
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-23

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1642   Del Oaks          Higher Education - Morgan State University -
                              Office of Technology Transfer
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 271    Sen King, et      Cptl Grnt Prgrm for Lcl Schl Sstms Wth Significant
            al                Enrllmnt Growth or Rlctble Classrooms - Fndg
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 313    Sen               Public Senior Higher Education Institutions -
            Klausmeier, et    Financial Aid - Reduction Restrictions
            al                From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 453    Sen Serafini      Workgroup to Study the Optional Retirement Program
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 542    Sens Feldman      State Retirement and Pension System - Forfeiture
            and Ferguson      of Benefits
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 608    Sen Guzzone       Employees' Pension System - Redeposit of
                              Contributions
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 631    Sen Hershey       Local Facility Closure Reserve Funds - Investments
                              and Reinvestments
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 783    Sen Rosapepe      Crctnl Ed Cncl - Adlt Crctnl Instns - Stdy of Acs
                              to the Intrnt and Hghr Ed Courses (Rsng Ed Atnmnt)
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 818    Sen Peters        State Personnel - Individuals With Disabilities -
                              Hiring Preferences
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 875    Sen Serafini      State Retirement and Pension System - Disability
                              Benefits Study
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 907    Sen Middleton,    Transportation - Harry W. Nice Memorial Potomac
            et al             River Bridge - Replacement
                              (Jointly assigned to APP and ENV)
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 1119   Sen Rosapepe      State Treasurer - Supranational Issuers
            (JtCMPF), et al   From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

  SB 1158   Sens McFadden     Higher Education - Morgan State University -
            and Conway        Office of Technology Transfer
                              From APR 1, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-52

   TUESDAY     APRIL 5, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommitee Work
        Session(s)
          1) HB 1261
          2) HB 1495
          3) HB 1537
          4) SB 28

             *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-53

   TUESDAY     APRIL 5, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        UPDATE: Government Ops & Long Term Care SubCommittee
          * HB 1584 * added to subcommittee work session

Issued: April 4, 2016

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-48

   ADDED

  SB 937    Sen Manno, et     Sustainable Oyster Harvest Act of 2016
            al                APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1172   Sen Pugh, et      Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund
            al                APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-54

   ADDED

  SB 537    Sen               DHMH - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program -
            Klausmeier, et    Mdfctns
            al                APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 620    Sen Middleton,    Commemorative Weeks - Chesapeake Bay Awareness
            et al             Week
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1094   Sen Astle         Health - Recovery Residences - Certification
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     APRIL 5, 2016

                                  12:30 P.M.

        Insurance Subcommittee Work Session
          1) HB 1350

             *Room 240*

                                  1:30 P.M.

        Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 1418
          2) SB 462
          3) SB 586
          4) SB 753
          5) SB 898

             *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-55

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 6, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 468
          2) SB 97
          3) SB 806

             *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-56

   ADDED

  HB 1522   Del McComas,      Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Expiration
            et al             APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 276    Sen               Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Expiration
            Klausmeier, et    APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM
            al

  SB 945    Sen Raskin, et    Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 (Noah's Law)
            al                APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1005   The Pres (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act
            Reinvestment      APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM
            Coord Cncl)

  SB 1097   Sen Mathias,      Local Government Tort Claims Act - Regional
            et al             Development Councils
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 734    The Pres (Atty    Cts and Jud Prcdgs - Structured Stlmnts - Trnsfrs
            Gen Ofc), et al   and Rgstrtn of Structured Stlmnt Transferees
                              APR 6, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 771    The Pres (Atty    Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Consumer Debt
            Gen Ofc)          Collection Actions - Restrictions
                              APR 6, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 943    Sen Raskin, et    Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer
            al                APR 6, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-57

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1522   Del McComas,      Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Expiration
            et al             From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 6, 1:00 PM

  SB 276    Sen               Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Expiration
            Klausmeier, et    From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 6, 1:00 PM
            al

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-57

   ADDED

  HB 1615   Del Hixson        Linking Youth to New Experiences (LYNX) High
                              School - Pilot Program
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 910    Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Education Development Collaborative -
            et al             Established
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1125   Sen Ferguson,     Education - Public School Opportunities
            et al             Enhancement Act
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1126   Sens Pugh and     Frederick County - Linking Youth to New
            Young             Experiences (LYNX) High School
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1170   Sen Conway, et    Next Generation Scholars of Maryland
            al                APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1171   Sen Pugh, et      Enoch Pratt Free Library - Hours of Operation -
            al                Funding
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1173   Sen Pugh, et      Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept
            al                (Jointly assigned to ECM and W&M)
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-58

   ADDED

  SB 936    Sen Manno         Maryland Clean Energy Incentive Act of 2016
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 973    Sens Madaleno     Election Law - Departmental Secretaries -
            and Conway        Solicitation of Contributions or Donations
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-59

   ADDED

  SB 844    The Pres (Ecn     Interest Rate on Tax Deficiencies and Refunds
            Dev&Bus Clmte     APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM
            Cmsn)

  SB 1004   Sen               Pilot Program - Donation of Coins From Gaming
            Klausmeier, et    Payouts - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
            al                APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1116   Sen Norman, et    Horse Racing - Fair Hill - Arabian Breed Racing
            al                Authorization
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 560    Sen Ferguson,     One Md Econ Dvlp Tx Crdts - Bsns Incubators, Entrp
            et al             rs Zones, and Rgn Instn Strategic Entrprs Zns
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 976    Sen Peters        Commercial Daily Fantasy Sports - Authorization
                              and Regulation
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 980    Sen Miller        Gaming - Traditional Noncommercial Fantasy
                              Competitions - Clarification
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-60

   CANCELLED

  SB 1173   Sen Pugh, et      Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept
            al                (Jointly assigned to ECM and W&M)
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 16-1

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 6, 2016

                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 200
                                     to          PSCP Conference Room
                                  2:30 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Emergency IAC Meeting/Teleconference
              Discussion of Allegany High School's increase of its maximum state
              construction allocation

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Judith Guenter, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0613
              E-mail: judy.guenter@maryland.gov

Issued: April 5, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-40

   CANCELLED

  HB 1476   Del Jalisi, et    Housing and Cmnty Dvlp - Shelter and Transitional
            al                Housing Facs Grnt Program - Mandated Fndg
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-5

   THURSDAY    APRIL 7, 2016

                                  9:00 A.M.

  Subject:  Voting Session

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kacey Smith or Lynne Porter,
      Department of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5200/5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-44

   ADDED

  SB 1109   Chr FIN (Dept)    Div of Workforce Dvlp and Adlt Learning - Transfer
                              of Senior Community Service Employment Program
                              APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-45

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 1109   Chr FIN (Dept)    Div of Workforce Dvlp and Adlt Learning - Transfer
                              of Senior Community Service Employment Program
                              From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 6, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-49

   ADDED

  SB 509    Sen Waugh         Real Property - Actions to Quiet Title
                              APR 6, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-56

   ADDED

  SB 926    Sen Young, et     Lyme Disease - Laboratory Test - Required Notice
            al                APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1005   The Pres (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act
            Reinvestment      (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
            Coord Cncl)       APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1081   Sen Eckardt,      Mental Hlth - Vlntry and Involuntary Admissions -
            et al             Certfn by Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-57

   CANCELLED

  SB 1005   The Pres (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act
            Reinvestment      (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
            Coord Cncl)       APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-58

   ADDED

  SB 502    Sen Miller, et    Judges - Mandatory Retirement Age
            al                APR 6, 2016 1:00 PM



April 5, 2016 5:03 P.M.