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. 38

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Convened 9:11 A.M., MARCH 5, 2013

Attendance Quorum: 46

Announcements

Letter of Reassignment

SB 1026
Re-assigned Finance

Committee Report #15 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 279
Favorable with Amendments {184239/1
Motion Special Order until 3/7 (Senator Dyson) Adopted

Committee Report #16 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 114
Favorable with Amendments {374037/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 143
Favorable with Amendments {774735/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 285
Favorable with Amendments {184531/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 338
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 342
Favorable with Amendments {164038/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 350
Favorable with Amendments {814738/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 599
Favorable with Amendments {824930/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #17 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 629
Favorable with Amendments {684938/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 767
Favorable with Amendments {244036/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 848
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #11 Finance

SB 313
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 617
Favorable with Amendments {767679/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 679
Favorable with Amendments {517774/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 736
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 749
Favorable with Amendments {557272/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Invocation

Committee Report #12 Finance

HB 226
Favorable with Amendments {567175/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Reilly) Adopted

Special Order Calendar

SB 18
Motion Special Order until 3/6 (Senator Forehand) Adopted

Quorum: 46

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #25

SB 225
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 400
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 405
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 462
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 553
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Special Order Calendar

SB 276
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {243321/1 Rejected (19-25)
Floor Amendment (Senator Pipkin) {273327/1 Rejected (19-25)
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {753828/1 Withdrawn
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {933726/2 Rejected (15-31)
Floor Amendment (Senator Getty) {863821/1 Rejected (21-24)
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {773623/1 Rejected (11-32)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Announcements

SB 1056
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
Referred Senate Rules

Quorum: 46

Adjourned 10:47 a.m., until Mar 6, 2013 at 9:00 A.M.



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