ANNAPOLIS (AP) Committees of the Maryland General Assembly have scheduled the following hearings for this week:
Senate Budget and Taxation: briefing on Maryland State Games audit by Department of Fiscal Services and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; briefing on reorganization of Departments of Human Resources, Health and Mental Hygiene, and Education, 2 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.
Senate Budget and Taxation: historic review of transportation program; transportation revenue recommendations, 1 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.
Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs: SB81 -- displaced homemakers -- community colleges; SB92 -- student admission -- free tuition; SB94 -- special education -- parent surrogates; SB122 -- academic paper sales -- prohibition; SB137 -- Maryland Higher Education Commission -- library advisory council, 1 p.m., Senate Office Building. Budget briefing by Department of Fiscal Services, 3 p.m., Senate Office Building.
Senate Finance: SB46 -- harness racing taxes; SB47 -- thoroughbred racing taxes; SB143 -- harness racetrack accountability reports; SB148 -- Racing Commission sanctions; SB160 -- Racing Commission appeals, 1 p.m., Senate Office Building.
Senate Judicial Proceedings: SB5 -- child support -- shared and split custody; SB24 -- disabled people -- substituted consent; SB185 -- job discrimination -- monetary awards; SB186 -- workers' compensation -- third party liability -- court costs, attorney's fee; SB195 -- condominium and homeowners' associations -- liability immunity, 1 p.m., Senate Office Building.
House Appropriations: briefing on Maryland State Department of Education reform proposals, 11 a.m., Room 130, House Office Building.
Subcommittee on Education and Human Resources: briefing on overview of tuition assistance program in Louisiana, 1:30 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building. Briefing on initiatives by Office of Children, Youth and Families, and briefing on advocates for children and youth issues, 2:30 p.m., Room 130, House Office Building.
Subcommittee on Health and the Environment: briefing on Maryland State Games audit by legislative auditor and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2 p.m., Room 406, House Office Building.
House Constitutional and Administrative Law: HB3 -- election candidates -- filing for two offices prohibited; HB8 -- election -- special recount or recanvass; HB19 -- minors in voting booths; HB60 -- special absentee voting; HB76 -- handicapped voters -- absentee ballot applications, 1 p.m., House Office Building.
House Economic Matters: HB14 -- commercial law -- merchandise delivery; HB47 -- landlord, tenant -- security deposit -- eviction; HB66 -- elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks -- accident investigations; HB68 -- condominium contracts -- warranties; HB72 -- time sharing -- escrow accounts; HB75 -- time sharing -- real estate commission -- powers; HB82 -- real estate licensees -- continuing education; HB83 -- time share project brokers, 1 p.m., House Office Building.
House Environmental Matters: HB112 -- physicians -- pharmacy operation -- disciplinary grounds; HB118 -- pharmacists -- unauthorized refills -- emergencies or disasters; HB119 -- pharmacies -- reference libraries; HB154 -- hearing aid dealers -- examination requirement waiver; HB160 -- continuing care communities -- need certificates, 1 p.m., House Office Building.
House Judiciary: HB63 -- child custody and visitation -- notification prior to child relocation; HB99 -- child support fees; HB141 -- child support; HB142 -- child support payment amount; SB54 -- child support enforcement -- parents' Social Security numbers; SB56 -- child and spousal support -- earnings withholding, 11 a.m., House Office Building.
House Ways and Means: Maryland Commission on State Taxes and Tax Structure, 1:30 p.m., House Office Building.
Senate Budget and Taxation: briefing on recommendations of Maryland Commission on State Taxes and Tax Structure, 1 p.m., Room 100, Senate Office Building.
Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs: SB91 -- cigarette manufacturers -- license; SB107 -- neurological examinations for boxers and kick boxers; SB108 -- professional engineers -- fees; SB109 -- State Athletic Commission -- license fees; SB134 -- collection agencies -- license fee-assignments, 1 p.m., Senate Office Building.
Senate Finance: SB8 -- workers' compensation insurance -- uninsured employers' fund; SB124 -- family leave; SB132 -- Baltimore County Board of Supervisors of Elections Employees -- salaries; SB142 -- workers' compensation -- Prince George's County deputy sheriffs -- heart disease and hypertension, 1 p.m., Senate Office Building.