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.

House 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 House Resolutions.
  7. Unfinished business.
  8. Reports of standing committees.
  9. Reports of select committees.
  10. Laid over bills.
  11. Special orders of the day.
  12. Third reading calendars.
  13. Introduction of visitors.
  14. Adjournment.

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2013 Regular Session Proceedings:

House Proceedings No. 1

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Convened 12:00 P.M., JANUARY 9, 2013

Sylvia Siegert, Chief Clerk calls the House to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Prayer by the Hon. Mary Ann Love

Quorum: 129

Nomination for Speaker Pro Tem

Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne A. Jones

Introduction of Guests

Nomination for Speaker of the House

Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch

Remarks by Speaker Michael E. Busch

Remarks by Governor Martin O'Malley

Remarks by Senator Barbara Mikulski

Remarks by Congressman Steny Hoyer

House Rules Adopted

Orders of Organization

Message to the Senate

Opening of Session

Message from the Senate

Opening of Session

Message from the Executive

Nominations Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations

Introductory Bills

HB 1 - HB 60 First Reading


Quorum: 136

Adjourned 1:02 p.m., until Jan 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

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