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.

Related Links

2013 Regular Session Proceedings:

House Proceedings No. 21

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Convened 10:03 A.M., FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Quorum: 126

Introductory Bills

HB 735 - HB 837 First Reading

Message from the Senate - First Reading Senate Bills #7

SB 283
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations
SB 284
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations


Speaker's Society Presentations

2013 Speakers' Medallion

John M. Colmers, Vice President of Health Care
Transformation & Strategic Planning for Johns Hopkins

2013 Thomas Kennedy Award

The Honorable Howard P. Rawlings
The Honorable Jean B. Cryor

Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award

Delegate Veronica L. Turner of Prince George's County


Quorum: 133

Adjourned 10:52 a.m., until Feb 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

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