The following is a list of committees for both the Senate and the House of Delegates.  It includes the chair as well as the members and their districts and each member is linked back to their profile on the Maryland General Assembly profile.

Senate Committees –

Budget and Taxation – 

      Issue Areas:

  • State operating and capital budgets, including revenues and expenditures
  • Supplementary appropriations bills
  • State and county bond authorizations
  • Legislative budgetary procedures
  • Taxation and property assessment matters
  • Education financing
  • Public pension and retirement matters

       Members –

 

Education, Health and Environment –

    Issue Areas:

  • Licensing and regulation of businesses in general, including business, health, and related occupations and professions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Natural resources
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Ethics and election laws
  • Veterans affairs
  • Fire prevention

      Members –

 

Finance – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Behavioral health, including mental health and substance abuse matters
  • Business regulation and occupations
  • Credit regulation and consumer financing
  • Commercial law, including consumer protection
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Economic development
  • Health care facilities
  • Insurance, including property and casualty, life, and health
  • Horse racing
  • Public health, Medicaid, and long term care
  • Social programs, including welfare
  • State personnel
  • Transportation
  • Labor and industry, including prevailing wage
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Utility regulation, including energy and telecommunications
  • Workers’ compensation

      Members – 

 

Judicial Proceedings – 

  • Criminal and civil laws, penalties, and procedures
  • Correctional facilities and services
  • Family law
  • Judicial administration and court structure
  • Juvenile justice
  • Law enforcement organizations
  • Legal profession
  • Legal rights and immunities
  • Public safety
  • Real property, including landlord-tenant laws
  • Trusts and estates
  • Corporations and associations
  • Constitutional amendments
  • Human relations
  • Vehicle laws, including drunk driving

      Members – 

 

Rules – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Considers proposals concerning the rules, organization, and procedures of the Senate or the legislature
  • Reviews legislation introduced after the bill introduction deadline and decides whether to re-refer those bills to the appropriate principal standing committees

      Members – 

 

House Committees –

Appropriations – 

      Issue Areas:

    • State operating and capital budgets
    • Supplementary appropriations bills
    • State and county bond authorizations
    • Higher education institutions
    • State and local agency procedures and programs
    • Collective bargaining
    • Social services
    • State personnel and pension matters

      Members – 

 

Economic Matters – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Commercial law, including consumer protection
  • Corporations and associations
  • Business regulation
  • Business occupations and professions
  • Economic development
  • Electronic commerce
  • Insurance regulation, except health insurance
  • Labor and employment
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Utility regulation
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Alcoholic beverages

       Members – 

 

Environment and Transportation – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Agriculture, natural resources, and environmental issues, including agricultural land preservation, program open space, and vehicle emissions
  • Ethics
  • Housing, landlord and tenant, and real property, including lead paint
  • Local government, including land use
  • Transportation, including highways, bridges, mass transit, and vehicle laws

      Members –

 

Health and Government Operations – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Health facilities, equipment, and products
  • Long-term care
  • Public health, including Medicaid
  • Health insurance
  • Health occupations and professions
  • State government organization, procedures, and operations
  • Administrative law
  • Procurement
  • Human relations
  • Trusts and estates

       Members –

 

Rules and Executive Nominations – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Reviews legislation introduced after the bill introduction deadline and decides whether to re-refer those bills to the appropriate principal standing committees for their consideration
  • Examines all nominations for appointments made by the Governor that require House confirmation

      Members –

 

Judiciary – 

      Issue Areas:

  • Judicial administration and court structure
  • Legal profession
  • Correctional facilities and services
  • Criminal and civil laws, penalties, immunities, and procedures
  • Juvenile justice
  • Public safety
  • Family law
  • Drunk and drugged driving and incarcerable motor vehicle offenses

      Members –

 

Ways and Means – 

      Issue Areas:

  • State and local taxation matters, including assessments and tax credit programs
  • Education financing
  • Primary and secondary education programs
  • Elections
  • Funding of transportation programs
  • Lottery and horse racing
  • Issues relating to children, youth, and families

      Members –