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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2017 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 32
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:10 AM, February 22, 2018
  • Adjourned 10:54 AM, until Feb 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM in honor of Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 44
  • Resolution: Linganore Lancers Football - your winning the 3A Maryland State Championship. We applaud your outstanding season and wish you many more. Congratulations! Adopted (42-0)
  • Resolution: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - 110 years of helping to improve the social, economic and health conditions of underserved communities through your progressive service initiatives. Adopted (44-0)
  • Announcements
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 43
  • SB 1196 - SB 1201 First Reading
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 24
  • SB 107
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 161
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 170
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 217
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 297
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 350
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 402
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 436
  • Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Eckardt) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {343320/1 (Senator Eckardt) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 25
  • SB 372
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 380
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 381
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 383
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 397
  • Third Reading Passed (42-4)
  • SB 420
  • Third Reading Passed (45-1)
  • SB 428
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 574
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 891
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 47
  • Adjourned 10:54 AM, until Feb 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM in honor of Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin
  • Agenda   |  Top
  • How a Bill Becomes Law          Legislative Lingo          Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions
  • February 22, 2018 10:56 AM