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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 January 5, 2017


January 5 January 6 January 9 January 10

Issued: January 5, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 19, 2017

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing by Maryland Association of Counties and Maryland Municipal League
  on their 2017 legislative session priorities

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-1

   ADDED

  SB 15     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Charitable Gift Annuities - Special
                              Permit Holders - Required Financial Statements
                              JAN 12, 2017 1:30 PM

  SB 19     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Surplus Lines Insurers, Surplus Lines
                              Brokers, and Reinsurers
                              JAN 12, 2017 1:30 PM

  SB 31     Chr FIN (Dept)    Title Insurance - Rate Making - Use of Rating
                              Organizations for Filings
                              JAN 12, 2017 1:30 PM

  SB 40     Chr FIN (Dept)    Title Insurance Producers - Licensing of Business
                              Entities and On-Site Reviews
                              JAN 12, 2017 1:30 PM

  SB 48     Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Ins - Medicare Supplement Policies for Dual
                              Eligible Individuals - Open Enrollment Period
                              JAN 12, 2017 1:30 PM

   NOTE  Bill hearings to begin immediately following the
          Organizational Meeting.

Issued: January 6, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-2

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 19, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Department of Housing and Community Development on
  Ellicott City Recovery

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-1

   ADDED

  SB 6      Chr EHE (Dept)    Ocptnl & Prof Lcnsng Brds, Cmsns, & Rgltry Ents -
                              Ntfctns of Aplcnts, Lcnss, Rgstrnts, & Prmt Hldrs
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 7      Sen Pinsky        Gov's P-20 Leadership Cncl - College and Career
                              Readiness and College Completion Reporting - Rvsns
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 18     Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Ethics - Bicounty Commissions - Financial
                              Disclosure
                              JAN 19, 2017 2:15 PM

  SB 58     Sens Kagan and    Election Law - Election Observers
            Rosapepe          JAN 19, 2017 2:15 PM

  SB 64     Sen Kagan         Voter Registration - Affiliating With a Party
                              JAN 19, 2017 2:15 PM

  SB 91     Sens Kagan and    St Bd of Elecs - Open Mtgs - Video Streaming and
            Waugh             Rcrdg (St Bd of Elecs Transparency Act)
                              JAN 19, 2017 2:15 PM

  SB 1      Sen Conway        Education - Specialized Intervention Services -
                              Reports
                              JAN 25, 2017 2:00 PM

  SB 41     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Nursing - Nurse Licensure Compact -
                              Revisions
                              JAN 25, 2017 2:00 PM

  SB 60     Sen Young         Primary and Secondary Education - Health and
                              Safety (Sugar-Free Schools Act)
                              JAN 25, 2017 2:00 PM

  SB 90     Sen Young         Pblc and Nonpblc Schls - Classwork and Assmnt
                              Involving Live and Dead Anmls - Stdt Rght of Rfsl
                              JAN 25, 2017 2:00 PM

  SB 13     Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Safety - State Militia
                              JAN 26, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 44     Chr EHE (Dept)    Records Management and Preservation - State and
                              Local Government Units - Responsibilities
                              JAN 26, 2017 1:00 PM

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 18, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

   NOTE: change in name

  Sunset Briefing: State Board of Morticians

                                  2:00 P.M.

   NOTE: change in name

  Briefing: Update on the Phosphorus Management Tool and Manure Transport
            Program by the Department of Agriculture

                                  3:00 P.M.

   NOTE: change in name

  Sunset Briefing: State Board of Physicians

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 19, 2017

                                  1:00 P.M.

   NOTE: change in name

  Briefings: Election Law Issues, Linda Lamone, State Administrator,
             State Board of Elections
             and
             Ethics Commission, Michael Lord, Executive Director,
             State Ethics Commission

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 25, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.

   NOTE: change in name

  Fiscal Briefing: Warren Deschenaux, Executive Director, Department of
                   Legislative Services

Issued: January 9, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-3

   MONDAY      JANUARY 23, 2017

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services

  Joint with the House Appropriations Committee in the Joint Hearing Room

   Please note change in time.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-2

   CANCELED

  SB 4      Chr EHE (Dept)    Minority Business Enterprises - Program
                              Participation - Requirements and Reauthorization
                              JAN 12, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-2

   ADDED

  SB 2      Chr FIN (Dept)    Maryland Heritage Areas Authority - Revision of
                              Boundaries and Boundary Maps
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 32     Chr FIN (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Cancellation
                              of Policy or Binder - Scope of Notice Requirements
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 33     Chr FIN (Dept)    Financial Institutions - Mortgage Lenders -
                              Examinations and Records
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 82     Sen Middleton     Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Renaming
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 87     Sens Astle and    Maryland Tourism Development Board - Destination
            Middleton         Marketing Organization Officials - Voting Rights
                              JAN 17, 2017 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 17, 2017

                                  10:30 A.M. (or after Session)

   JOINT BRIEFING with Economic Matters Committee:
    Offshore Wind Generation (Research and Economic Development)

   LOCATION: Economic Matters Committee Room

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 12, 2017

                                  1:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE - Organizational Meeting

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 12, 2017

                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Organizational Meeting

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 17, 2017

                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Briefing:      Offshore Wind Generation - Research and Economic Development
                 Update (Joint with Senate Finance Committee)
                 Business Network for Offshore Wind et al.

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:      Energy-related Programs and Funding-Status
                 Public Service Commission and Maryland Energy Administration

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 18, 2017

                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Briefing:      Ellicott City Flood Response
                 Department of Housing and Community Development,
                 Department of Commerce, and Maryland Insurance Administration

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 19, 2017

                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Briefing:      Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 25, 2017

                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Fiscal Briefing:     Department of Legislative Services

Issued: January 10, 2017

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-3

   ADDED

  SB 8      Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Risk Management and Own Risk and
                              Solvency Assessment Act
                              JAN 18, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 50     Sen Astle         Cemeteries - Authority to Maintain and Repair
                              Memorials and Monuments
                              JAN 18, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 38     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Updating
                              Advisory Boards and Councils
                              JAN 19, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 47     Chr FIN (Dept)    Reporting Abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
                              Program and the Office of Health Care Quality
                              JAN 19, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 74     Sen Kagan         Maryland Code - Standardization of Terminology -
                              Nonprofits
                              JAN 19, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-2

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 12, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE - Organizational Meeting

   Note: Change in time

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-1

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 17, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Community Schools

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 25, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Maryland State Education Association



January 10, 2017 3:56 P.M.