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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2018 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 30
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:12 AM, February 20, 2018
  • Adjourned 10:56 AM, until Feb 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Maryland Library Community - the 2018 Maryland Library Day, which acknowledges the innovative services provided by all Maryland libraries and the broad-based community support they enjoy. Adopted (47-0)
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 40
  • SB 1179 - SB 1184 First Reading
  • Committee Report No. 11 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 161
  • Favorable with Amendments {904037/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 217
  • Favorable with Amendments {544231/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 350
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 402
  • Favorable with Amendments {604835/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 12 Finance
  • SB 397
  • Favorable with Amendments {327372/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 574
  • Favorable with Amendments {577276/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 891
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 4 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 372
  • Favorable with Amendments {599231/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 373
  • Favorable with Amendments {109232/1
  • Committee Amendment Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 2/21 (Senator McFadden) Adopted
  • SB 380
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 381
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 383
  • Favorable with Amendments {259234/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 420
  • Favorable with Amendments {759234/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 428
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 7 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 107
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 170
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 297
  • Favorable with Amendments {588870/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 436
  • Favorable with Amendments {808870/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Special Orders No. 18
  • SB 190
  • Floor Amendment {233822/1 (Senator Kagan)
  • Motion Special Order until 2/21 (Senator Kagan) Adopted
  • Quorum: 47
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 22
  • SB 48
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 168
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 266
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 285
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 403
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Announcements
  • Black History Month presentation by Senator Robinson
  • Quorum: 47
  • Adjourned 10:56 AM, until Feb 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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  • February 20, 2018 10:57 AM