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. 1

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Convened 12:01 P.M., JANUARY 9, 2013

Call to Order by the Secretary of the Senate, William B.C. Addison


Roll Call by District

Election of the President Pro Tem

Nominating Speech by Senator Brian Frosh
Seconding Speech by Senator James Rosapepe

Senator Nathaniel McFadden elected President Pro Tem Adopted (46-0)

Oath of Office Administered to President Pro Tem by the Secretary of

the Senate

Remarks by the President Pro Tem, Senator Nathaniel McFadden

Election of the President of the Senate

Nominating Speech by Senator Richard Madelano
Seconding Speech by Senator Catherine Pugh

Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller,Jr. elected President of the Senate

Adopted (43-0)

Oath of Office Administered to President Miller by Senator Nathaniel


Remarks by the President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.

Remarks by U.S. Congressman Steny H.Hoyer

Introductions of Special Guests



Rules with the exception of Rule 116 Adopted (46-0)

Rule 116 Special Order until 1/16 Adopted

Desk Officers Adopted (45-0)

Monies Adopted


Introduction and Remarks by Congressman Andy Harris

Introduction and Remarks by Congressman Delaney

Introduction and Remarks by Governor Martin O'Malley

Introduction and Remarks by U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski I

Introduction and Remarks by Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown

Introduction of Honored Guests

Announcement by the President

Leadership Announcements
Committee Announcements

Announcements by the Minority Leader

Message from the House

Message to the House Adopted

Message to the Executive Adopted

Message from the Executive

Recess Appointments

Recess Appointments Nominations Referred Executive Nominations Committee

Introductory Bills

SB 1 - SB 87 First Reading


Quorum: 45

Adjourned 1:14 p.m., until Jan 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

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