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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 April 7, 2016


April 6 April 7 April 8 April 9 April 11

Issued: April 6, 2016

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-46

   ADDED

  HB 1644   Del West, et      Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - Racetrack
            al                License
                              APR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: April 7, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-41

   ADDED

  HB 1344   Del Arentz        Queen Anne's County - County Commissioners
                              Election Method - Straw Ballot
                              APR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-61

   ADDED

  SB 311    Sen King, et      Gaming - Home Games
            al                APR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 676    Sen Kasemeyer,    College Affordability Act of 2016
            et al             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
                              APR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1164   Sen Ferguson      Baltimore Cty - South Baltimore Gateway Cmnty
                              Benefits District and Dstrbtn of Lcl Impact Grnts
                              APR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: April 8, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-42

   ADDED

  HB 429    Del Patterson,    Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy
            et al             APR 9, 2016 12:30 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-43

   ADDED

  HB 1537   Del Hixson, et    Procurement - Priority of Purchasing Preferences -
            al                Individual With Disability Owned Business
                              APR 9, 2016 12:30 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-47

   ADDED

  HB 399    Del Afzali, et    Lyme Disease - Laboratory Test - Required Notice
            al                APR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 707    Del Valentino     Study of Intercepting Horse Racing Winnings for
            Smith, et al      Child Support and Restitution
                              APR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-24

   ADDED

  HB 1556   Del Folden        Frederick County Sheriff - Collective Bargaining
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

  HB 1572   Del Otto          MCCBL of 2015 - Worcester Co - Delmarva Discovery
                              Center and Museum
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

  SB 515    Sen DeGrange      County Boards of Education - Procurements for
                              Construction or Repair of School Projects
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

  SB 1128   Sens Young and    Frederick County Sheriff - Collective Bargaining
            Hough             APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-47

   ADDED

  SB 869    Sen Nathan        Governor's Office of Minority Affairs - Workgroup
            Pulliam, et al    on Reconciliation and Equity
                              APR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-58

   ADDED

  HB 1561   Del Sample        Mental Hlth - Vlntry and Involuntary Admissions -
            Hughes            Certfn by Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
                              APR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 297    Sen Madaleno,     Health Insurance - Habilitative Services - Period
            et al             of Time for Coverage
                              APR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-59

   ADDED

  SB 1083   Sen Conway        Scrtrs of Principal Depts - Sprvsn and Review of
                              Decisions and Actns by Units Within Dept
                              APR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

   MONDAY      APRIL 11, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

        The bill hearing for SB 1083 will NOT be  co-sponsor only.
        This will be an open bill hearing. Anyone wishing to
        deliver oral testimony must be signed up to testify no later
        than 12:30pm on the day of the hearing.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-59

   ADDED

  SB 1072   Sens Muse and     Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and
            Norman            Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System
                              APR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-60

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 1072   Sens Muse and     Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and
            Norman            Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System
                              From APR 9, 1:00 PM to APR 8, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-62

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 311    Sen King, et      Gaming - Home Games
            al                From APR 8, 1:00 PM to APR 8, 11:00 AM

  SB 676    Sen Kasemeyer,    College Affordability Act of 2016
            et al             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
                              From APR 8, 1:00 PM to APR 8, 11:00 AM

  SB 1164   Sen Ferguson      Baltimore Cty - South Baltimore Gateway Cmnty
                              Benefits District and Dstrbtn of Lcl Impact Grnts
                              From APR 8, 1:00 PM to APR 8, 11:00 AM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-63

   ADDED

  SB 376    The Pres          Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH)
            (Admin), et al    Schools Act of 2016
                              (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

  SB 389    The Pres          Birth and Death Certificates - Fee Reduction
            (Admin), et al    (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

  SB 757    Sen Madaleno      Alcoholic Beverage Taxes - Electronic Filing of
                              Returns
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

  SB 1112   The Pres          Income Tax - Aerospace, Electronics, or Defense
            (Dept)            Contract Tax Credit Program
                              APR 9, 2016 9:30 AM

Issued: April 9, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-44

   ADDED

  HB 1261   Del K. Young,     State Archivist - Process for Evaluating State
            et al             Designations
                              APR 9, 2016 12:30 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-64

   ADDED

  SB 371    Sen Peters, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual
            al                Conservation Easements
                              APR 11, 2016 9:00 AM

  SB 728    Sen Mathias,      Income Tax Credit - New Dwellings - Automatic Fire
            et al             Sprinkler Systems
                              APR 11, 2016 9:00 AM

  SB 922    Sen Rosapepe,     Career Apprenticeship Opportunity Act of 2016
            et al             APR 11, 2016 9:00 AM

  SB 1041   Sen Rosapepe,     Education - Physical and Digital Infrastructure in
            et al             the Public Schools - Assessment
                              APR 11, 2016 9:00 AM

  SB 1108   Sen Salling,      Video Lottery Terminals - Disposition of Unclaimed
            et al             Winnings
                              APR 11, 2016 9:00 AM

Issued: April 11, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-45

   ADDED

  HB 1644   Del West, et      Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - Racetrack
            al                License
                              APR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-61

   ADDED

  SB 934    Sen Manno         Local Government Tort Claims Act - Notice
                              Requirement
                              APR 11, 2016 2:00 PM

  SB 935    Sen Manno         Maryland Tort Claims Act - Certain Claim
                              Requirement
                              APR 11, 2016 2:00 PM

  SB 1156   Sens Zirkin       Criminal Procedure - Determination of Eligibility
            and Miller        for Services - Office of the Public Defender
                              APR 11, 2016 2:00 PM



April 11, 2016 2:40 P.M.