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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2015 Regular Session Proceedings:

Senate Proceedings No. 9

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Convened 8:10 P.M., JANUARY 26, 2015

Adjourned 8:29 p.m., until Jan 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.


Attendance Quorum: 43

Introductory Bills

SB 80 - SB 115 First Reading

Resolution for Winston Churchill High School Golf team for the 2014

Maryland State 4A/3A golf Championship Adopted (43-0)

Letter of Reassignment

SB 77
Re-assigned Finance


Quorum: 43

Adjourned 8:29 p.m., until Jan 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.

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How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

January 26, 2015 8:29 P.M.