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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 February 16, 2017


February 15 February 16 February 17 February 20 February 21

Issued: February 15, 2017

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-20

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 996    Del Jameson,      Electric Cooperatives - Rate Regulation - Fixed
            et al             Charges for Distribution System Costs
                              From FEB 23, 1:00 PM to FEB 21, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-17

   ADDED

  HB 879    The Spkr          Public Integrity Act of 2017
            (Admin)           FEB 22, 2017 1:00 PM

Issued: February 16, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-16

   ADDED

  SB 1021   Sen Zucker, et    Enterprise Zone and Regional Instn Strategic
            al                Enterprise Zone Programs - Small Business Entities
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1024   Sens McFadden     Education - Grant for Declining Education Aid
            and Ready         MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1034   Sen King, et      Md Public Broadcasting Commission - Recording and
            al                Dstrbtn During Legislative Session - Funding
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-17

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 495    Chr B&T (Dept)    Gaming - Video Lottery Terminals - Transfer of
                              Ownership
                              From MAR 2, 1:00 PM to FEB 22, 1:00 PM

  SB 663    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - Gaming - Video Lottery Operation
                              Licensee
                              From MAR 2, 1:00 PM to FEB 22, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-23

   CANCELED

  SB 953    Sen Eckardt       Natural Resources - Deer Management Region B -
                              Deer Firearms Season
                              MAR 7, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-21

   ADDED

  HB 5      Del Barkley,      Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Liability Ins -
            et al             Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Coverage
                              FEB 21, 2017 1:30 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 403    Sen Astle, et     Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Liability Ins -
            al                Supplemental Underinsured Motorist Coverage
                              From FEB 28, 1:00 PM to FEB 21, 1:30 PM

   CANCELED

  SB 789    Sen Smith         Commercial Law - Uniform Commercial Code - Repeal
                              of Title 6
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1007   Sen Jennings      Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Replacement
                              Parts for Damaged Motor Vehicles
                              MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 20, 2017

                                  3:30 P.M.

  Health Subcommittee: work session on SB 415

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 27, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Health Subcommittee: work session on SB 437

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-14

   ADDED

  SB 539    The Pres          Criminal Law - Distribution of Opioids Resulting
            (Admin), et al    in Death
                              MAR 2, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1022   Sen Mathias       Real Property - Vacant and Abandoned Property -
                              Expedited Foreclosure
                              MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1032   Sen Robinson      Family Law - Grandparent Visitation
                              MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1047   Sen Young         Distribution of Marriage Ceremony Fees
                              MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1050   Sen Jennings      Motor Vehicles - Dump Trucks - Gross Vehicle
                              Weight Limits
                              MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1056   Sens Mathias      Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals
            and Smith         MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1058   Sens Brochin      Aggressive Drunk Driving - Punitive Damages
            and Zirkin        MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1025   Sen Lee           Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
                              Dissemination and National Standards
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1038   Sens Serafini     Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
            and Ready         Medical Cannabis Grower Licenses
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 877    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
            al                (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
                              From MAR 14, 1:00 PM to FEB 23, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-18

   ADDED

  HB 677    Howard County     Howard County - Noise Control - Outdoor Concert
            Delegation        Venues Ho. Co. 18-17
                              MAR 8, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 386    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Economic Development -
            County            Business Improvement Districts MC 12-17
            Delegation        MAR 10, 2017 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 902    Del               Agriculture - Industrial Hemp - Legalization
            Fraser-Hidalgo,   From FEB 22, 1:00 PM to MAR 8, 1:00 PM
            et al

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-14

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1205   Del Morales,      Public Institutions of Higher Education - Access
            et al             of Students to Emergency Contraception
                              (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-26

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1502   Del Gutierrez,    Task Force to Expand Dual Language Programs in
            et al             Maryland
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM

   CANCELED

  HB 662    Cecil County      Video Lottery Terminal Proceeds - Racetrack
            Delegation        Facility Renewal Account - Fair Hill
                              FEB 22, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 17-2

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 21, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.      William H. Amoss Hearing
                                                 Room
                                                 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work Session.
              This meeting will be closed to comply with a statutory requirement
              that prevents public disclosure of matters that may be discussed.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deadra W. Daly or Stacy M. Goodman, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5200/5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

Issued: February 17, 2017

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-24

   CANCELED

  SB 621    Sen Eckardt       Dorchester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A
                              Supermarket License
                              FEB 24, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-25

   ADDED

  SB 1023   Sen Zucker, et    Indpndnt Congressional Redistricting Cmsn -
            al                Mid-Atlantic Sts Regional Districting Prcs
                              MAR 3, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1026   Sen Conway        Public Ethics Law - Conflicts of Interest and
                              Financial Disclosure Statements
                              MAR 3, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-15

   CANCELED

  SB 1056   Sens Mathias      Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals
            and Smith         MAR 14, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-9

   CANCELED

  HB 670    Dels              Harford County - Deputy Sheriffs and Correctional
            Impallaria and    Officers - Collective Bargaining
            Lisanti           FEB 21, 2017 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 23, 2017

                                  9:30 A.M.

  OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS - Room 120
  Work Session

   NOTE: Change in time

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-21

   CANCELED

  HB 1338   Del McKay         Alcoholic Beverages - Wholesalers - Payment on
                              Delivery
                              FEB 20, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-15

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 189    Del Morhaim,      Hospitals - Substance Use Treatment Demonstration
            et al             Program - Requirements
                              From FEB 21, 1:00 PM to FEB 28, 1:00 PM

  HB 515    Del Morhaim,      Hospitals - Establishment of Substance Use
            et al             Treatment Program - Requirements
                              From FEB 21, 1:00 PM to FEB 28, 1:00 PM

  HB 1347   Del Cullison,     Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
            et al             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 2:00 PM

   MONDAY      MARCH 6, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Full HGO & JUD Committee Hearing:

       - HB 1347 (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)

       *The hearing will take place in the Joint Hearing
        Room, first floor of the Dept. of Legislative
        Services Building. If you choose to submit oral
        or written testimony to the committee members, please
        deliver 70 copies to Rm. 241 by 12:00pm on 3/6.

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-16

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 21, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Government Operations and Long Term Care Subcommittee
  Work Session:

              - HB 169
              - HB 443
              - HB 664
              - HB 846
              - HB 880
              - HB 919

                   *Room 240*

  Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

               - HB 667
               - HB 774

                   *Room 218*

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 22, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
  Subcommittee Work Session:

          - HB 188
          - HB 233
          - HB 432
          - HB 445
          - HB 448
          - HB 518
          - HB 524

               *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 23, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee
  Work Session:

              - HB 127
              - HB 191
              - HB 628

                   *Room 240*

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-27

   CANCELED

  HB 765    Del Morgan, et    Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board - Hearing
            al                Dates
                              MAR 2, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: February 20, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-18

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 597    Sens Guzzone      Income Tax Subtraction Mdfctn - Retirement Income
            and Peters        of Law Enfrcmt, F,R,& ES Prsnl
                              From FEB 23, 1:00 PM to FEB 22, 1:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-19

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 737    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Bonds and Other Evidences of
                              Indebtedness - Limitations
                              From MAR 7, 1:00 PM to MAR 2, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-26

   CANCELED

  SB 644    Sen Bates         Dntl Hygienist - Scope of Practice - Athrty to
                              Practice Under Gnrl Sprvsn of Lcnsd Dentist
                              FEB 23, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-22

   CANCELED

  HB 409    Del Grammer       Baltimore County - Freedom in Brewing Act
                              FEB 20, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-17

   CANCELED

  HB 727    Del Kipke         Dntl Hygienist - Scope of Practice - Athrty to
                              Practice Under Gnrl Sprvsn of Lcnsd Dentist
                              MAR 2, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-18

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1010   Del Kipke         Health - Certified Recovery Residences - Urine
                              Testing
                              From MAR 7, 1:00 PM to MAR 8, 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-22

   MONDAY      MARCH 6, 2017

                                  2:00 P.M.

  HB 1347    Del Cullison     Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund

  The bill hearing will be held in the Joint Hearing Room, Legislative
  Services Building, in a joint hearing with the Health and Government
  Operations Committee.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-23

   ADDED

  HB 1343   Howard County     Howard County - Fire and Explosive Investigator -
            Delegation        Authority Ho. Co. 24-17
                              MAR 10, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-28

   ADDED

  HB 1213   Del Hixson, et    Main Street Fairness Act of 2017
            al                MAR 8, 2017 1:00 PM

Issued: February 21, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-20

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 360    Sen Madaleno,     State Department of Ed - Breakfast and Lunch
            et al             Programs - Funding (The Md Cares for Kids Act)
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              From FEB 22, 1:00 PM to FEB 23, 1:00 PM

  SB 361    Sen Madaleno,     Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017
            et al             (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              From FEB 22, 1:00 PM to FEB 23, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-22

   ADDED

  SB 1056   Sens Mathias      Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals
            and Smith         MAR 7, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1019   Sen Cassilly,     Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's
            et al             Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
                              MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1043   Sen Feldman,      Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Requirements -
            et al             Standard Offer Service
                              MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-16

   CANCELED

  SB 993    Sen Mathias       Crmnl Law - Threat Against State or Local Official
                              - Law Enfrcmt Officer and Correctional Officer
                              FEB 21, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-23

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1134   Del Frick, et     Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission
            al                From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to FEB 28, 1:00 PM

   CANCELED

  HB 347    Del Rosenberg     Cybersecurity Investment Fund and Enterprise Fund
                              - Higher Education Loan Repayment - Expanded Use
                              (Jointly assigned to ECM and APP)
                              FEB 22, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 1467   Del Rosenberg     Maryland Technology Development Corporation -
                              Enterprise Fund - Start-Up Businesses
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-19

   ADDED

  HB 988    Del Kipke         Licensed Pharmacists - Risks of Opioid Addiction -
                              Notifications
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1031   Del Pena          State Board of Pharmacy - Registered Pharmacy
            Melnyk, et al     Technicians - Exemption for Pharmacy Students
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1044   Del Hill, et      Oncologists - Dispensing and Insurance Coverage of
            al                Orally Administered Cancer Chemotherapy
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1103   Del Kipke, et     Health Ins and Pharmacy Benefits Managers -
            al                Reimbursement for and Prvsn of Pharmacy Services
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1117   Del Kipke, et     Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs - Authority to
            al                Dispense
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1121   Del Kipke, et     Health Insurance - Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy
            al                Act
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1128   Del Kelly         Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Formulary
                              Changes
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1147   Del Morales,      Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Dispensing
            et al             Synchronization
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1159   Del Pena          Pharmacists - Dispensing of Prescription Drugs -
            Melnyk, et al     Single Dispensing of Dosage Units
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1162   Del Bromwell      Pharmacy Benefits - Processing and Adjudication of
                              Claims - Restrictions on Fees
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1262   Del Adams         Pharmacists - Administration of the Influenza
                              Vaccination - Age Requirement
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1273   Del Cullison,     Pharmacists - Substitution and Dispensing of
            et al             Biological Products
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM



February 21, 2017 3:30 P.M.