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. 16

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Convened 10:08 A.M., JANUARY 31, 2013


Attendance Quorum: 46


Resolution re Maryland Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for your

Centennial Anniversary and Delta Day in Annapolis Adopted

Resolution re William and Marian Scherer for their 70th Wedding

Anniversary Adopted (44-0)

Introductory Bills

SB 479 - SB 537 First Reading

Motion to suspend Rule 32 (Senator Klausmeier) Adopted

Introductory Bills

SB 538 First Reading

Letter of Reassignment

SB 442
Re-assigned Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Committee Report #5 Finance

SB 8
Favorable with Amendments {867177/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Astle) Adopted

Executive Nominations Committee Report #1 with the exception of nominees #16 and #17 Special Order until 2/1

(Senator Kelley) Adopted

Quorum: 46

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #7

SB 2
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 11
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 21
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 27
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 58
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 61
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 66
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 78
Third Reading Passed (46-0)


Quorum: 46

Adjourned 10:45 a.m., until Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

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