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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2013 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 54
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:08 AM, Legislative Day 03/25/17, Calendar Day 03/29/17
  • Adjourned 12:48 PM, until Mar 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM, (Legislative Day 03/26)
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 46
  • Resolution: Urbana High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team - Adopted (46-0)
  • Resolution: Urbana High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team - your winning the 3A State Championship. We applaud your outstanding season and wish you many more. Congratulations! Adopted (43-0)
  • Best Buddies of Calvert County
  • Announcements
  • Late Introduction Bills
  • SB 1199
  • Motion Rules Suspend for Late Introduction (Senator Kelley) Adopted
  • Motion Rules Suspend to Refer (Senator Kelley) Adopted
  • Referred Finance
  • Announcements
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 6
  • SB 17
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 61
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 70
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 72
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 73
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 82
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 87
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 109
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 128
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 137
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 140
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 163
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 183
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 185
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 189
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 190
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 194
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 198
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 204
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 206
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 209
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 211
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 218
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 255
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 256
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 257
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 262
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 293
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 294
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 313
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 344
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 347
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 369
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 382
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 399
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 426
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 435
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 448
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 453
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 473
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 481
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 484
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 516
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 559
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 580
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 600
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 631
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 782
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 815
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 816
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 819
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 820
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 858
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 919
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 968
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 997
  • Returned Passed
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 7
  • SB 291
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 884
  • Returned Passed
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 30
  • HB 1024
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1165
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1595
  • Referred Rules
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 31
  • HB 671
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 676
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1118
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1551
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1636
  • Referred Rules
  • Laid Overs No. 16
  • HB 913
  • Floor Amendment {793124/1 (Senator Bates) Rejected
  • Floor Amendment {403827/2 (Senator Reilly) Rejected (15-31)
  • Floor Amendment {863129/1 (Senator Hough) Rejected (18-27)
  • Floor Amendment {663124/1 (Senator Jennings) Rejected (17-29)
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
  • Conference Committee Report
  • HB 151
  • Conference Committee Report Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 1
  • SB 38
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 94
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-1)
  • SB 380
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 571
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (32-14)
  • Committee Report No. 33 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 986
  • Favorable with Amendments {794735/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 988
  • Favorable with Amendments {344838/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 24 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1024
  • Favorable with Amendments {909739/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Special Orders No. 42
  • SB 1149
  • Floor Amendment {863425/1 (Senator Middleton) Adopted (32-13)
  • Floor Amendment {163527/1 (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 25 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1021
  • Favorable with Amendments {769330/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Quorum: 46
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 64
  • SB 317
  • Third Reading Passed (45-1)
  • SB 572
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 871
  • Third Reading Passed (31-15)
  • SB 1081
  • Third Reading Passed (31-15)
  • SB 1123
  • Third Reading Failed (21-25)
  • SB 1177
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 11
  • Consent Calendar No. 4
  • HB 82
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 116
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 117
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 173
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 180
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 291
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 324
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 446
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 451
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 457
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 12
  • HB 212
  • Third Reading Passed (33-13)
  • HB 514
  • Third Reading Passed (32-14)
  • HB 718
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 800
  • Third Reading Passed (45-1)
  • HB 1632
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 13
  • Consent Calendar No. 5
  • HB 505
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 511
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 524
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 534
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 565
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 605
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 675
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 999
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Committee Report No. 34 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 42
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 306
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 309
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 311
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 560
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 712
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 929
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Special Order
  • HB 913
  • Third Reading Passed (30-15)
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 45
  • Adjourned 12:48 PM, until Mar 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM, (Legislative Day 03/26)
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