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.

Senate 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 Senate Resolutions.
  7. Introduction of visitors.
  8. Unfinished business.
  9. Laid over bills.
  10. Reports of standing committees.
  11. Reports of select committees.
  12. Special orders of the day.
  13. Third reading calendars.
  14. Adjournment.


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2017 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 30
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:03 AM, February 23, 2017
  • Adjourned 10:57 AM, until Feb 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 45
  • Announcements
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 46
  • SB 1141 - SB 1142 First Reading
  • Executive Nominations Committee Report No. 4
  • Motion Special Order until 2/24 (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
  • With the exception of Nominee No. 2
  • Motion Special Order until 2/27 (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • Quorum: 45
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 23
  • SB 57
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 180
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 226
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 255
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 293
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 297
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 397
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 416
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 518
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 24
  • SB 159
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 200
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 228
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 257
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 294
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 344
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 399
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 448
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 569
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 782
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 25
  • SB 8
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 137
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 206
  • Third Reading Passed (46-1)
  • SB 217
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 220
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 221
  • Third Reading Passed (45-2)
  • SB 229
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 298
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 349
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 433
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 465
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 499
  • Third Reading Passed (42-5)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 1
  • HB 74
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 47
  • Adjourned 10:57 AM, until Feb 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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  • February 23, 2017 11:03 AM