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. 53

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Convened 10:10 A.M., Legislative Day 3/22/13, Calendar Day 3/26/13

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 47

Announcements

Resolution re The Honorable Robert M. Bell Chief Judge, Maryland

Court of Appeals for 38 years of exemplary judicial
leadership Adopted (47-0)

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #30

HB 56
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 695
Referred Finance
HB 974
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 999
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1127
Referred Finance
HB 1157
Referred Finance
HB 1310
Referred Judicial Proceedings

Letter of Reassignment

HB 1170
Re-assigned Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #54

SB 436
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 774
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 863
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 972
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 1040
Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Laid Over Bills

SB 105
Favorable with Amendments {988370/3
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Adopted (39-6)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 487
Favorable with Amendments {598278/1
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Brochin) Adopted
SB 949
Favorable with Amendments {894939/1
Motion Special Order until 3/27 (Senator Conway) Adopted
SB 684
Favorable with Amendments {187479/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 702
Favorable with Amendments {547579/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 274
Favorable with Amendments {307973/2 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Middleton) {263229/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Special Order Calendar

SB 249
Favorable
Motion Special Order until 3/27 (Senator Klausmeier) Adopted
SB 487
Favorable with Amendments
Motion Special Order until 3/27 (Senator Middleton) Adopted (27-18)

Announcements

Quorum: 47

Adjourned 12:20 p.m., until Mar 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.(Legislative Day 3/23)



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