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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 30, 2017


March 29 March 30 March 31 April 3 April 4

Issued: March 29, 2017

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-48

   ADDED

  HB 1053   Del Pena          Integrated Community Oncology Reporting Program
            Melnyk, et al     (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 105    Chr APP (Dept)    Program Open Space - Apportionment Formula and
                              Committee
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 144    Chr HGO (Dept)    Procurement - Department of General Services -
                              Exemption for Historic Structures
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 183    Baltimore         Education - Career Exploration and Development
            County            Activities - Coffee (Java Act)
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 246    Chr ECM (Dept)    DLLR - State Occupational Mechanical Licensing
                              Brds - Fund and Fees
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 248    Chr ECM (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Special
                              Fund and Fees
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 250    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Barbers and State Board of
                              Cosmetologists - Special Fund and Fees
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 270    Del Lafferty,     Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water -
            et al             Public and Nonpublic Schools
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 621    Cecil County      Cecil County Board of Education - Members - Salary
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 912    Del Morales,      St Brd of Exmnrs of Psychologists - Crmnl History
            et al             Records Checks - Rnwls and Reinstatements
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 987    Del W. Miller,    Alcoholic Beverages - Direct Wine Shipper's Permit
            et al             - Application and Renewal Requirements
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1240   Del Kaiser, et    Individualized Education Programs - Burden of
            al                Proof in Due Process Hearings and Studies
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1299   Howard County     Howard County Board of Education - Elected School
            Delegation        Board Ho. Co. 11-17
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1560   Dels Kelly and    Education - Family Life and Human Sexuality
            Morales           Curriculum - Consent
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1565   Prince            Prince George's Co Brd of Ed - Election of Vice
            George's County   Chr, Voting Procedures, and Final Rpt PG 402-17
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1568   Prince            Workgroup on Trnsprtn for Middle and High School
            George's County   Students in Prince George's Co PG 415-17
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1576   Prince            Prince George's County - Student Loan Refinancing
            George's County   Authority PG 419-17
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1652   Dels Pena         Health Occupations - Certified Supervised
            Melnyk and West   Counselors-Alcohol and Drug - Qualifications
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

Issued: March 30, 2017

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-49

   ADDED

  HB 106    Chr ENV (Dept)    Department of Housing and Community Development -
                              Homebuyer Education Requirements
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1636   Prince            Prince George's Co - Schl Fclts and Pblc Sfty
            George's County   Surcharges - Md Transit Admin Station PG 430-17
            Delegation        APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

   CANCELED

  HB 621    Cecil County      Cecil County Board of Education - Members - Salary
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-45

   ADDED

  HB 1225   Del Lewis, et     Unvrsty of Md School of Public Health, Center for
            al                Health Equity - Wrkgrp on Health in All Policies
                              (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-34

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1600   Del Jones         State Board of Cosmetologists - License Renewal -
                              Continuing Education
                              From APR 3, 4:00 PM to APR 3, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-44

   ADDED

  SB 104    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Regulation of Animals - Dogs
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-55

   THURSDAY    MARCH 30, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Occupations and Long Term Care
  Subcommittee Work Session:

        - SB 169
        - SB 503
        - SB 814

                    *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-36

   CANCELED

  SB 1080   Sen Simonaire     State Boat Act - Privilege to Operate a Vessel -
                              Suspension Authority
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

Issued: March 31, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-47

   TUESDAY     APRIL 4, 2017

                                  3:00 P.M.

  SB 1096 Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor Apportionment

  Work Session and Public Comment - 3 West, Miller

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-31

   ADDED

  HB 1165   Del Saab, et      Estates - Duties of Guardian of the Person -
            al                Fostering and Preserving Family Relationships
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-56

   TUESDAY     APRIL 4, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - SB 44
       - SB 88
       - SB 441
       - SB 509
       - SB 1084
       - SB 1144

                   *Room 240*

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 5, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Occupations and Long Term Care
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - SB 549

                   *Room 218*

Issued: April 3, 2017

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

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 5, 2017

                                  9:30 A.M.      Conference Room 206
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review of Disclosures and Disclaimers

              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:  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: April 4, 2017

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-1

   FRIDAY      APRIL 7, 2017

                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Sunny Day Fund Request by the Department of Commerce for Marriott
              International

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryan Bishop or Carol Swan, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-50

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 5, 2017

                                  1:45 P.M.

  NOTE: Bill hearings have been rescheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-25

   ADDED

  SB 371    Sen Manno, et     State Budget - Appropriations - Income Tax Revenue
            al                Estimate Cap and Revenue Stabilization Account
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 521    Sen Ready, et     Community Colleges - Small Community Colleges -
            al                Funding
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 543    Sen Conway        Higher Ed - Admissions Process - Crmnl History
                              (Maryland Fair Access to Ed Act of 2017)
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 734    Sen Kasemeyer,    Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017
            et al             (Jointly assigned to APP and JUD)
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 736    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 853    Sen Madaleno,     Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders - Rpl of
            et al             Restrictions (Md Equal Access to Food Act of 2017)
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 856    Sen Guzzone,      Maryland Legal Services Corporation Funding -
            et al             Abandoned Property Funds
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 946    Sen Smith, et     Gun-Free Higher Education Zones
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1024   Sens McFadden     Education - State Grants for Education Aid
            and Ready         APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1099   Sen Nathan        Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
            Pulliam           Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1127   Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City Community College - Realignment
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1148   Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Stadium Authority - Maryland Sports and
            et al             Affiliated Foundations - Establishment
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1149   Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Maryland Transit Administration -
            al                Transit Services for Public School Students
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-35

   ADDED

  SB 1019   Sen Cassilly,     Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's
            et al             Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
                              APR 6, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1122   Sen Conway        Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Transfer of
                              License - Hardship Extension
                              APR 6, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1158   Sen Middleton,    Department of Natural Resources - Solar Generation
            et al             Facilities - Pollinator-Friendly Designation
                              APR 6, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1169   Sen Bates, et     Unemployment Insurance - Charge of Benefits -
            al                Waiver Due to Natural Disaster
                              APR 6, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-57

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 5, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

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

       - HB 1214 (Added)
       - SB 549

                   *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-58

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 5, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

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

       - HB 1214 (Added)
       - SB 363  (Added)
       - SB 549
       - SB 986  (Added)
       - SB 988  (Added)
       - SB 1106 (Added)

                   *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    APRIL 6, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - SB 363
       - SB 772

                   *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-37

   ADDED

  SB 674    Sen Kelley, et    Juvenile Services - Services and Programs for
            al                Females
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 861    Sen Smith, et     Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 983    Sen Muse          Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 996    Sens Lee and      Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Definitions
            Muse              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1017   Sen Lee           Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth
                              Victims of Human Trafficking - Sunset Extension
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1121   Sen Conway        Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge
                              Defeated in Primary Election
                              (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 17-38

   ADDED

  SB 135    Sen Lee, et al    Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to
                              Report
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 459    Sen Feldman,      Bail Bond - Installment Contract - Form and
            et al             Confessed Judgment Prohibition
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 906    Sen Muse          Child Support -Noncompliance With Court Order -
                              License Suspension
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 17-44

   ADDED

  HB 1661   Del Pena          Schls and Chld Care Ctrs - St Grnt Prgrm - Scrty
            Melnyk, et al     Upgrades for Fclts at Rsk of Hate Crms or Attacks
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 260    Sen Bates, et     Tax Overpayment - Interest on Refunds
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 317    The Pres          More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017
            (Admin), et al    APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 364    Sen Ferguson,     One Md Econ Dvlp Tx Crdts - Bsns Incbtrs, Entrprs
            et al             Zns, and Rgnl Instn Strtgc Entrprs Zns
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 622    Sen Eckardt,      Sales and Use Tx - Tax-Fr Period for Back-to-Schl
            et al             Shopping - Sale of Backpacks and Bookbags
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 651    Sen Smith, et     Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 710    Sen Conway        Ed - Children With Disabilities - Individualized
                              Ed Program Process - Parental Consent
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 786    Sen Zucker, et    Education - Restraint and Seclusion -
            al                Consideration and Reporting
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 823    Sens Eckardt      Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland
            and Ferguson      APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 873    Sen Madaleno      Economic Development - Job Creation Tax Credit -
            (Tax Crdt Eval    Alteration
            Comm), et al      APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1021   Sen Zucker, et    Job Reinvestment Act of 2017
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1121   Sen Conway        Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge
                              Defeated in Primary Election
                              (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1143   Sen Bates, et     Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Weekend - Ellicott
            al                City and Ellicott's Mills Historic Districts
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1165   Sen Waugh         Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Student and
                              Workforce Data Linkage - Extension of Time Limit
                              (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1191   Sens Manno and    Schls and Chld Care Ctrs - St Grnt Prgrm - Scrty
            Nathan Pulliam    Upgrades for Fclts at Rsk of Hate Crms or Attacks
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM



April 4, 2017 4:48 P.M.