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. 21

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Convened 11:14 A.M., FEBRUARY 8, 2013


Attendance Quorum: 45


Resolution for Middletown High School Soccer Team for winning the

Maryland Class 2A Championship Adopted (44-0)

Fulbright Scholars Introduced

Introductory Bills

SB 876 - SB 888 First Reading

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #2

HB 89
Referred Finance

Committee Report #2 Budget and Taxation

SB 119
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #7 Finance

SB 121
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 142
Favorable with Amendments {397677/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 356
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Special Order Calendar

Executive Nominations Committee Report #2 Adopted (45-0)

Quorum: 45

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #10

SB 74
Third Reading Passed (37-8)
SB 86
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 170
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 196
Third Reading Passed (32-12)
SB 198
Third Reading Passed (45-0)


Quorum: 46

Adjourned 11:59 a.m., until Feb 11, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

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