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. 41

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Convened 10:07 A.M., MARCH 8, 2013

Invocation

Quorum: 46

Announcements

Resolution: re Barbara Tagger receiving the 2013 Harriet Ross Tubman

Lifetime Achievement Award Adopted (46-0)

Message from the House - Yeas & Nays #2

SB 283
Returned Passed
SB 284
Returned Passed

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #12

HB 147
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 183
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 234
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 250
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 258
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 264
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 270
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 278
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 282
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 311
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 390
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 427
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 430
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 447
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 576
Referred Judicial Proceedings

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #13

HB 467
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 492
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 557
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 561
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 569
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 616
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 709
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 719
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 725
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 794
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 802
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 846
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 852
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 878
Referred Finance

Laid Over Bills

SB 631
Favorable with Amendments {869937/1
Motion Special Order until 3/11 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (13-31)
Favorable with Amendments Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Pinsky) {703625/1 Rejected (10-36)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Quorum: 46

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #30

SB 37
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 199
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 215
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 267
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 359
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #1

HB 226
Floor Amendment (Senator Kittleman) {663620/2 Rejected (14-31)
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {513922/1 Rejected (16-28)

Announcements

Resolution: re Bowie State University Men's Basketball Team for

earning the title CIAA Champions Adopted (45-0)

Guests from Armenia

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #1

HB 226
Floor Amendment (Senator Pipkin) {833528/1 Rejected (13-33)
Third Reading Passed (30-15)

Special Order Calendar

Executive Nominations Committee Report #6 Adopted (46-0)

Special Order Calendar

SB 18
Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Young) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Young) {473424/1
Motion Special Order until 3/12 (Senator Young) Adopted

Announcements

Introductory Bills

SB 1060
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Senator Benson) Adopted
Motion Rules Suspended Referred (Senator Benson) Adopted
Referred Budget and Taxation

Quorum: 46

Adjourned 1:07 p.m., until Mar 11, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.



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