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. 6

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Convened 10:17 A.M., JANUARY 16, 2013

Adjourned 10:33 a.m., until Jan 17, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. - Journalized


Attendance Quorum: 46

Introductory Bills

SB 121 - SB 141 First Reading


Senate Rule 35 Change

Referred Senate Rules

Special Order Calendar

Rule 116

Special Order until 1/23 (Senator Klausmeier)

Quorum: 46

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #1

SB 14
Third Reading Passed (46-0)


Quorum: 46

Adjourned 10:33 a.m., until Jan 17, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

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How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

September 28, 2013 7:07 P.M.