[photo, House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, Maryland]
  • Appropriations Committee
  • Economic Matters Committee
  • Environment & Transportation Committee
  • Health & Government Operations Committee
  • Judiciary Committee
  • Rules & Executive Nominations Committee
  • Ways & Means Committee

  • Consent Calendars Committee
  • House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, Maryland, August 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    Special Committees & Work Groups

    Appropriations Committee is the House budget committee. It reviews legislation relating to State operating and capital budgets, including supplementary appropriations; State and county bond authorizations; collective bargaining; fiscal procedures; higher education; State personnel and pension matters; and social services.

    Economic Matters Committee considers legislation relating to alcoholic beverages; banks and other financial institutions; commercial law; corporations and associations; economic development; electronic commerce; licensing and regulation of businesses, including related occupations and professions; labor and employment; property and casualty insurance; unemployment insurance; utilities, including electric, gas, and telecommunications; and workers' compensation.

    Environment and Transportation Committee is assigned legislation relating to agriculture; bi-county agencies; environmental matters, including agricultural land preservation, Program Open Space, and vehicle emissions; ethics; local government; motor vehicles; natural resources; real property and housing; and transportation (non-revenue related).

    Health and Government Operations Committee considers legislation relating to child and elder healthcare; civil rights; emergency medical services; health and life insurance; health policy and planning, including facilities, occupations and public health; long-term care; and State government organization, procedures, and administrative law, including procurement.

    Judiciary Committee considers legislation relating to courts and judicial proceedings. It also is concerned with administrative law; corrections; criminal and civil laws, penalties, and procedures; drunk and drugged driving; estates and trusts; family law; juvenile cases; the legal profession; legal rights and immunities; and jailable motor vehicle offenses.

    Rules and Executive Nominations Committee considers proposals concerning the rules, organization, and procedures of the House and the General Assembly. The Committee reviews legislation introduced after the bill introduction deadline, and decides on re-referral of those bills to other standing committees for consideration. In addition, the Committee examines gubernatorial nominations requiring House confirmation and reports its recommendations.

    Ways and Means Committee is responsible for legislation relating to children, youth, and families; education financing, including primary and secondary education, community colleges, and scholarships and financial aid; election law; gaming and horseracing; State and local taxes; and transportation funding and revenues.

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