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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 September 21, 2017


September 22 September 26

Issued: September 22, 2017

INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMM ON - Addendum Number: 17-2

   THURSDAY    SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

                                  6:30 P.M.      LYNX at Frederick
                                     to          High School
                                  8:30 P.M.      650 Carroll Parkway
                                                 Frederick, MD

   NOTE  Subject Change

    Subject:  Public hearing for parents, students, teachers, and any other
              interested individuals to share their views on improving the
              public education system in Maryland

              Individuals who wish to testify must sign up by either emailing
              PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or
              calling Mindy McConville or Kim Landry at (410) 946-5510 or
              (301) 970-5510 by NOON on the day of the hearing.  Please provide
              the following information:  (1) name and contact information; (2)
              location/date of the meeting for which you are signing up; and (3)
              if you are speaking on behalf of a group, please include the name
              of the group.

              While testimony will generally be limited to 3 minutes per person,
              the Chair has discretion to make adjustments depending on how many
              people sign up.  While it is not necessary to bring a written
              statement, if you do, please bring 40 copies with you to the
              hearing.  Staff will collect and distribute it to the Commission
              members.  Please note that the hearing will be recorded and posted
              to the Commission's web page.  If you are unable to attend but
              wish to submit written testimony, you may email your testimony to
              the email address listed above.

   THURSDAY    OCTOBER 12, 2017

                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         House Appropriations
                                   3:30 P.M.     Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

   NOTE   Ending Time Change

    Subject:  Work Session.

              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)

                                  5:00 P.M.      Baltimore Polytechnic
                                     to          Institute
                                  8:00 P.M.      1400 W. Cold Spring Lane
                                                 Baltimore, MD

   NOTE   Earlier Start Time

   NOTE   Subject Change

    Subject:  Public hearing for parents, students, teachers, and any other
              interested individuals to share their views on improving the
              public education system in Maryland

              Individuals who wish to testify must sign up by either emailing
              PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or
              calling Mindy McConville or Kim Landry at (410) 946-5510 or
              (301) 970-5510 by NOON on the day of the hearing.  Please provide
              the following information:  (1) name and contact information; (2)
              location/date of the meeting for which you are signing up; and (3)
              if you are speaking on behalf of a group, please include the name
              of the group.

              While testimony will generally be limited to 3 minutes per person,
              the Chair has discretion to make adjustments depending on how many
              people sign up.  While it is not necessary to bring a written
              statement, if you do, please bring 40 copies with you to the
              hearing.  Staff will collect and distribute it to the Commission
              members.  Please note that the hearing will be recorded and posted
              to the Commission's web page.  If you are unable to attend but
              wish to submit written testimony, you may email your testimony to
              the email address listed above.

   WEDNESDAY   OCTOBER 25, 2017

                                  6:30 P.M.      Largo High School
                                     to          505 Largo Road
                                  8:30 P.M.      Upper Marlboro, MD

    Subject:  Public hearing for parents, students, teachers, and any other
              interested individuals to share their views on improving the
              public education system in Maryland

              Individuals who wish to testify must sign up by either emailing
              PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or
              calling Mindy McConville or Kim Landry at (410) 946-5510 or
              (301) 970-5510 by NOON on the day of the hearing.  Please provide
              the following information:  (1) name and contact information; (2)
              location/date of the meeting for which you are signing up; and (3)
              if you are speaking on behalf of a group, please include the name
              of the group.

              While testimony will generally be limited to 3 minutes per person,
              the Chair has discretion to make adjustments depending on how many
              people sign up.  While it is not necessary to bring a written
              statement, if you do, please bring 40 copies with you to the
              hearing.  Staff will collect and distribute it to the Commission
              members.  Please note that the hearing will be recorded and posted
              to the Commission's web page.  If you are unable to attend but
              wish to submit written testimony, you may email your testimony to
              the email address listed above.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Hise or Erika Schissler, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5510 (Washington, D.C. Area)

Issued: September 26, 2017

PRNC GRGS CNTY SURCHARGE EXMP PROJ NR TRNS PROP WRKG - Addendum Number: 17-1

   THURSDAY    SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

                                  10:00 A.M.     Auditorium
                                      to         Maryland-National Capital Park
                                  12:00 P.M.     and Planning Commission
                                                 Parks and Recreation
                                                 Administration Building
                                                 6600 Kenilworth Avenue
                                                 Riverdale, MD

    Subject:  Introductions and Meeting Purpose - Senator Jim Rosapepe, Chair,
              Prince George's County Delegation

              Selection of Workgroup Chair

              Review and Discussion of House Bill 1636

              Next Meeting: Data needed, issues, future meeting dates

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Vanessa Akins, Prince George's County
      Planning Dept.
              Telephone: 301-952-3594

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 17-2

   THURSDAY    SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

                                  8:00 A.M.      PSCP Conference Room,
                                     to          Second Floor
                                  9:30 A.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Special teleconference meeting to discuss the State/local share
              percentages, the annual maintenance report, and amendment to
              Baltimore City's FY '18 Capital Improvement Program

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Cassandra Viscarra, Public School
      Construction Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0611



September 26, 2017 3:01 P.M.