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. 17

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Convened 11:12 A.M., FEBRUARY 1, 2013


Attendance Quorum: 43


Introductory Bills

SB 539 - SB 591 First Reading

Laid Over Bills

SB 8
Favorable with Amendments {867177/1
Committee Amendment Adopted
Motion Special Order until 2/5 (Senator Brochin) Rejected (21-22)
Favorable with Amendments Adopted (31-12)
Motion Special Order until 2/5 (Senator Middleton) Adopted

Committee Report #1 Senate Rules

SB 283
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 284
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Special Order Calendar

Executive Nominations Committee Report #1 with the exception of nominee #16 and #17 Adopted (43-0)

Nominee #16 Adopted (43-0)
Nominee #17
Motion Special Order until 2/15 (Senator Ramirez) Adopted


Quorum: 43

Recessed 12:35 p.m., until Feb 4, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

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