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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 23, 2017


February 23 February 24 February 27 February 28

Issued: February 23, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-21

   CANCELED

  SB 538    Sen Salling       Public School Construction - Regs - Equitable
                              Dstrbtn of Projects and Improvements
                              FEB 23, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-27

   FRIDAY      MARCH 10, 2017

  COMMITTEE WORKING SESSION

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-28

   CANCELED

  SB 373    Sen Astle         Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages -
                              Disposition of Fees
                              FEB 24, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-23

   CANCELED

  SB 702    Sen Middleton     Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance
                              - Regulation
                              FEB 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  SJ 6      Sen Nathan        Dedication - Henrietta Lacks Way
            Pulliam           FEB 23, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-17

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 783    Sen Cassilly      Patient Early Intervention Programs
                              From FEB 23, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-24

   CANCELED

  HB 1493   Del C. Wilson     Commercial Law - Assertions Made in Bad Faith -
                              Prohibition
                              MAR 8, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-19

   CANCELED

  HB 217    Del Krebs, et     Agricultural Land Preservation Easements - Overlay
            al                Easements, Rights-of-Way, or Servitudes
                              FEB 24, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-20

   CANCELED

  HB 264    Dorchester        Dorchester County - Authorized Use of Highway User
            County            Revenues - Highway Lighting
            Delegation        MAR 3, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-21

   CANCELED

  HB 947    Del Carr          Vehicle Laws - Vehicle Presence Monitoring Systems
                              - Authorization by Local Jurisdictions
                              MAR 2, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-24

   CANCELED

  HB 1361   Del Glass, et     Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Hunting Exemptions
            al                FEB 23, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-29

   CANCELED

  HB 1252   Dorchester        County Boards of Education - Disposition of School
            County            Property
            Delegation        FEB 28, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: February 24, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-22

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 460    Sen Conway        Education - Debt Service for Transferred Schools -
            (BCA)             County Reimbursement Grace Period
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 474    Sen Guzzone,      Cig Restitution Fnd - Est of Bhvrl Hlth Treatment
            et al             Account and Fndg for Sbstnc Use Treatment Srvcs
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and FIN)
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 581    Sens Ferguson     Workgroup to Study the Implementation of Universal
            and King          Access to Prekindergarten for 4-Year-Olds
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 587    Sen King, et      Education - Libraries - Reorganization of
            al                Governance Structure
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 592    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - Property Tax Credits - Community
                              Organizations
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 601    Sen Bates, et     Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and
            al                Veterans - Eligibility
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 690    Sen Madaleno,     State Budget
            et al             From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 739    Sen Zirkin, et    Procurement and Pensions - State Sanctions -
            al                Discriminatory Boycott of Israel
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

  SB 758    Sen Guzzone       Income Tax Credit - Energy Storage Systems
                              From MAR 1, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 2:30 PM

   Or immediately following bill hearings at 1:00 p.m.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-29

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 743    Sen Zirkin        Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday
                              Sales
                              From FEB 24, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-24

   CANCELED

  SB 568    Sen Hershey       St Empl and Rtr Hlth and Wlfr Bnfts Prgrm -
                              Prscptn Drgs and Dvcs - Cpymnt or Cnsrnc Rqrmnts
                              MAR 1, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-18

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 1038   Sens Serafini     Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
            and Ready         Medical Cannabis Grower Licenses
                              From MAR 15, 1:00 PM to MAR 2, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-22

   ADDED

  HB 220    Del Grammer,      Foreclosures - Baltimore Co - Cert of Vacancy or
            et al             Cert of Prprty Unfit for Hmn Habitation
                              MAR 10, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-20

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 28, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 675
       - HB 730
       - HB 740

            *Room 218*

  Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 81
       - HB 254
       - HB 701
       - HB 735
       - HB 753
       - HB 754
       - HB 846
       - HB 880
       - HB 913

            *Room 240*

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 1, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee
  Work Session:

       - HB 403
       - HB 1265

            *Room 218*

  Public Health and Minority Disparities Subcommittee
  Work Session:

        - HB 185
        - HB 188
        - HB 432
        - HB 518
        - HB 747
        - HB 769

             *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    MARCH 2, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee
  Work Session:

       - HB 127
       - HB 628
       - HB 631
       - HB 666

            *Room 240*

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-30

   CANCELED

  HB 834    Del Kittleman     Education - Maryland High School Diploma - Civics
                              Test Requirement
                              FEB 24, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-31

   CANCELED

  HB 1196   Del Hornberger    Video Lottery Facilities - Small, Minority, and
                              Women-Owned Businesses Account - Targeted Areas
                              FEB 24, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

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

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 28, 2017

                                  8:30 A.M.      Room 206, Conference Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

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

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  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 27, 2017

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-25

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 962    Sen Madaleno,     Labor and Employment - Payment of Minimum Wage
            et al             Required (Fight for Fifteen)
                              From MAR 16, 1:00 PM to MAR 15, 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-19

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 728    Sen Smith, et     Home Act of 2017
            al                From FEB 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-23

   ADDED

  HB 894    Wicomico          Wicomico County - Deer Hunting - Sundays
            County            MAR 8, 2017 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 1251   Del Korman, et    The Roadkill Bill of 2017
            al                MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-24

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1120   Dels              Vehicle Laws - Dealers - Performance Standards
            Fraser-Hidalgo    From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 1:00 PM
            and Stein

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-25

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1311   Del McCray        Public Safety - Light Frame Combustible
                              Construction - Requirements
                              From MAR 7, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

Issued: February 28, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-23

   ADDED

  SB 540    The Pres          State Retirement Choice for the 21st Century
            (Admin), et al    Workforce
                              MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 759    Sen Guzzone       Property Tax - Credit for Accessibility Design
                              Features - Newly Constructed Apartment Buildings
                              From MAR 9, 1:00 PM to MAR 8, 1:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-24

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 1081   Sen Madaleno,     Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of
            et al             Care
                              From MAR 15, 1:00 PM to MAR 8, 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-10

   ADDED

  SB 382    Sen McFadden      State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare
                              Benefits Program - Participation by Satellite Orgs
                              MAR 2, 2017 3:00 PM

  HB 1595   Dels Jones and    Baltimore City Community College - Restructuring
            McIntosh          MAR 7, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-25

   CANCELED

  HB 956    Del Impallaria    Business Regulation - Motor Fuel Retail Service
                              Station - Attendant Required
                              MAR 1, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 1193   Del Holmes        Real Property - Regulation of Common Ownership
                              Community Managers
                              MAR 1, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-26

   CANCELED

  HB 700    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Circuit Court Personnel -
            County            Repeal
            Delegation        MAR 7, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-21

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 1, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Updated Bill List for Health Occupations and Long
  Term Care Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 403
       - HB 807
       - HB 1265

                   *Room 218*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-25

   ADDED

  HB 1569   Prince            Prince George's County - Juvenile Offender in Need
            George's County   of Supervision Program - Study PG 304-17
            Delegation        MAR 9, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1525   Del J. Lewis,     Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
            et al             Dissemination and National Standards
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1564   Del J. Lewis,     Task Force on Practices and Procedures on Solitary
            et al             Confinement
                              MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1574   Prince            Prince George's Co Pretrial Release, Work Release,
            George's County   and Diversion Programs Task Force PG 305-17
            Delegation        MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM



February 28, 2017 3:59 P.M.