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. 33
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 11:06 AM, February 23, 2018
  • Adjourned 11:51 AM, until Feb 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Message to the House
  • Introduction and Remarks by the Honorable Steny Hoyer.
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 46
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Cecil College - 50 years of delivering excellence in higher education to Cecil County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Adopted (44-0)
  • Resolution: Lamont Roach, Jr. - successfully defending your WBC Youth Featherweight Championship. Adopted (43-0)
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 44
  • SB 1202 - SB 1208 First Reading
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 7
  • HB 14
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 17
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 60
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 87
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 96
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 106
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 110
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 119
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 130
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 164
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 219
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 279
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 291
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 305
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 306
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 392
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 400
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 452
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 520
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 527
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 595
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • Committee Report No. 13 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SJ 6
  • Favorable with Amendments {334234/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 13 Finance
  • SB 137
  • Favorable with Amendments {607377/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 3 Senate Rules
  • SB 1065
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1071
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1073
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1086
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1100
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1102
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1103
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1123
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1124
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1126
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1128
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1129
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1130
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1131
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1132
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1133
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1134
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1137
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1140
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1143
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1144
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1149
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1151
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1154
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1157
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1158
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1161
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1163
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1164
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1165
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1166
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1167
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1168
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1169
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1170
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1172
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1174
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1175
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1177
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1179
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1180
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1181
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1182
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1184
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1185
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1188
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1189
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1190
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1191
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1193
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1194
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1196
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1200
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1201
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SJ 11
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Quorum: 40
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 26
  • SB 281
  • Third Reading Passed (40-0)
  • SB 396
  • Third Reading Passed (39-0)
  • SB 549
  • Third Reading Passed (40-0)
  • SB 680
  • Third Reading Passed (40-0)
  • SB 711
  • Third Reading Passed (40-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 27
  • SB 28
  • Third Reading Passed (40-0)
  • SB 267
  • Third Reading Passed (40-0)
  • SB 292
  • Third Reading Passed (42-0)
  • SB 348
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 373
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 424
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 490
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Announcements
  • Black History Month Presentation by Senator Kelley
  • Quorum: 46
  • Adjourned 11:51 AM, until Feb 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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  • February 23, 2018 12:57 PM