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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2013 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • House Proceedings No. 57
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 11:03 AM, Legislative Day 03/23/17, Calendar Day 03/28/17
  • Quorum: 132
  • Committee Report No. 15 Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 1198
  • Re-referred Appropriations
  • House Resolutions
  • Quorum: 139
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 103
  • HB 1024
  • Third Reading Passed (132-8)
  • HB 1165
  • Third Reading Passed (140-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 104
  • HB 1595
  • Third Reading Passed (140-0)
  • Conference Committee Report
  • HB 150
  • Conference Committee Report Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (133-7)
  • HB 152
  • Conference Committee Report {633420/1 Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (115-25)
  • Message from the Senate - Senate Bills No. 40
  • SB 181
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 311
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 543
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 710
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 786
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 967
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 1060
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 1121
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 1122
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • SB 1165
  • Referred Rules and Executive Nominations
  • Committee Report No. 22 Economic Matters
  • SB 884
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 22 Environment and Transportation
  • HB 676
  • Favorable with Amendments {420718/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1118
  • Favorable with Amendments {370610/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 23 Environment and Transportation
  • HB 671
  • Favorable with Amendments {990110/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1551
  • Favorable with Amendments {890210/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1636
  • Favorable with Amendments {230710/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Quorum: 140
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate Bills or Resolutions No. 6
  • SB 94
  • Third Reading Passed (140-0)
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