About Proceedings

Both chambers hold their sessions in the morning, except for Monday when floor sessions convene at 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday through Thursday, session begins at 10:00 a.m. On Friday, the Senate and the House usually convene around 11:00 a.m. except during the final weeks of session when the schedule reverts to 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Additional late afternoon, night, and weekend sessions are sometimes required by both houses.

House Order of Business:

  1. Call to order.
  2. Reading of the journal.
  3. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and other papers.
  4. Presentation of orders.
  5. Introduction of bills and resolutions.
  6. Introduction of House Resolutions.
  7. Unfinished business.
  8. Reports of standing committees.
  9. Reports of select committees.
  10. Laid over bills.
  11. Special orders of the day.
  12. Third reading calendars.
  13. Introduction of visitors.
  14. Adjournment.


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2017 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • House Proceedings No. 32
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:14 AM, February 23, 2017
  • Adjourned 11:51 AM, until Feb 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM
  • Quorum: 133
  • Introductory Calendar - House Bills No. 35
  • HB 1605 - HB 1613 First Reading
  • Message from the Senate - Senate Bills No. 18
  • SB 262
  • Referred Health and Government Operations
  • SB 347
  • Referred Appropriations
  • SB 395
  • Referred Environment and Transportation
  • Quorum: 138
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 10
  • HB 41
  • Third Reading Passed (99-39)
  • HB 60
  • Third Reading Passed (137-0)
  • HB 82
  • Third Reading Passed (136-0)
  • HB 121
  • Third Reading Passed (136-0)
  • HB 122
  • Third Reading Passed (137-0)
  • HB 125
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 130
  • Third Reading Passed (137-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 11
  • HB 143
  • Third Reading Passed (137-0)
  • HB 162
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 166
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 176
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 181
  • Third Reading Passed (116-22)
  • HB 218
  • Third Reading Passed (137-0)
  • HB 219
  • Third Reading Passed (137-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 12
  • HB 226
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 249
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 256
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 334
  • Third Reading Passed (123-15)
  • HB 374
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 418
  • Third Reading Passed (137-1)
  • HB 505
  • Third Reading Passed (137-1)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 13
  • HB 100
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 138
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 167
  • Third Reading Passed (118-18)
  • HB 182
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 213
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 14
  • HB 216
  • Third Reading Passed (137-1)
  • HB 236
  • Third Reading Passed (138-0)
  • HB 237
  • Motion Special Order until 2/24 (Delegate Glass) Adopted
  • HB 395
  • Third Reading Passed (136-2)
  • HB 446
  • Third Reading Passed (118-20)
  • Special Orders No. 19
  • HB 514
  • Floor Amendment {513429/1 (Delegate Szeliga)
  • Motion Special Order until 2/24 (Delegate Jameson) Adopted
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 134
  • Adjourned 11:51 AM, until Feb 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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