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. 8A

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Reconvened 8:10 P.M., Legislative Day 1/18/13, Calendar Day 1/21/13


Attendance Quorum: 43


Introductory Bills

SB 217 - SB 281 First Reading

Introductory Bills

SJ 1 First Reading

Committee Report #1 Judicial Proceedings

SB 73
Favorable with Amendments {918670/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #2

SB 65
Third Reading Passed (42-0)
SB 85
Third Reading Passed (43-0)

Presentation honoring The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. given by

Senator Joanne C. Benson


Quorum: 43

Adjourned 8:47 p.m., until Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in honor of Earl

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