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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (March 20-March 24th)

This week the Maryland General Assembly will have several committee bill hearings. There are several bills to pay attention such as:

  • HB0189/SB0173-Automatic Expungement - Clarification

    • Clarifying the language of a provision of law requiring the expungement of certain records maintained by the State or a political subdivision of the State relating to the charging of certain offenses under certain circumstances.

  • HB0185-Nonpublic Schools and Child Care Providers - Corporal Punishment - Prohibition

    • Prohibiting the State Board of Education from issuing a certificate of approval to noncollegiate educational institutions that do not have a policy prohibiting the administration of corporal punishment; requiring regulations adopted by the State Board for the registration of family child care homes and large family child care homes and the licensing and operation of child care centers to prohibit corporal punishment; and requiring the State Board to identify certain methods in a certain overall plan.

The DC Council will have two hearing on th budget that residents may need to focus on. Friday's hearing is the more important of the two as they will hear testimony month eMayor’s Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan. Instruction on how to sign up to testify can be found on the DC Council site.

In Maryland, there will be Council meetings in Charles, Prince George's, and Montgomery County. In Prince George's County specifically, the Council will hear about CB-043-2023-Bring your own Bag Act of 2023. This bill, if enacted, would prohibit a store from distributing plastic carryout bags. It would also set at the maximum civil penalty for a violation not exceeding $1000.

In Virginia, there is only one legislative meeting this week, which would be in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors. Among other topics, they will meet to hear proposed to amend the County's One-year Action plan. This plan would incorporate the County’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Allocation Plan. HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Below is the list of the most important meetings occurring around the DC Area this week.


Click on the blue hyperlinks below for more information about each meeting.

District of Columbia

DC Council

DC State Board of Education



Maryland General Assembly

  • Maryland House of Delegates is in session: Will meet on Monday, February 27, at 8:00 pm.

    • A complete list of Committee meetings occurring this week can be found here.

  • Maryland Senate is in session: Will meet on Monday, February 27, at 8:00 pm.

    • A complete list of Committee meetings occurring this week can be found here.

  • County Delegation Meetings and "Other" Meetings

    • A complete list of Delegation meetings occurring this week can be found here.

Charles County

Board of Charles County Commissioners

Charles County Board of Education

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council

  • Montgomery County Council meeting-Tuesday, March 21 at 9:15 am

    • Legislation/Policy of interest

      • Introduction of Bills:

        • Bill 17-23, Taxation - Recordation Tax Rates - Amendments

      • Bills for Final Reading:

        • Bill 25-22, Forest Conservation - Trees

        • Bill 28-22, Common Ownership Communities - Duties, Requirements and Procedures

Montgomery County Board of Education

Prince George's County

Prince George's County Council

Prince George's County Board of Education



Virginia General Assembly

  • Virginia House of Delegates is not in session: Adjourned Monday, February 25th

  • Virginia Senate is not in session: Adjourned Monday, February 25th

Alexandria City

Alexandria City Council

Alexandria City Board of Education

Arlington County

Arlington County Board

Arlington County School Board

Fairfax County

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Fairfax County School Board



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