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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2014 Regular Session Proceedings:

House Proceedings No. 71

Agenda  |  Bottom

Convened 11:31 P.M., Legislative Day 4/04/14, Calendar Day 4/07/14

Adjourned Sine Die

Quorum: 137

Quorum: 137

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #55

SB 654
Third Reading Passed (134-0)


Message from the Senate - Yeas & Nays #22

HB 708
Returned Passed
HB 811
Returned Passed
HB 1483
Returned Passed

Conference Committee Report

HB 1161
Conference Committee Report {873125/1 Adopted
Third Reading Passed (136-0)


Quorum: 137

Adjourned Sine Die

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