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. 8
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 11:07 AM, January 19, 2018
  • Adjourned 11:39 AM, until Jan 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 44
  • Announcements
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 9
  • SB 223 - SB 258 First Reading
  • Committee Report No. 2 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 69
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 85
  • Favorable with Amendments {184634/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 89
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 100
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 112
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 113
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 2 Finance
  • SB 52
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 59
  • Favorable with Amendments {777676/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 71
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 97
  • Favorable with Amendments {817672/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 44
  • Adjourned 11:39 AM, until Jan 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Agenda   |  Top
  • How a Bill Becomes Law          Legislative Lingo          Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions
  • January 19, 2018 11:39 AM