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.

House 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 House Resolutions.
  7. Unfinished business.
  8. Reports of standing committees.
  9. Reports of select committees.
  10. Laid over bills.
  11. Special orders of the day.
  12. Third reading calendars.
  13. Introduction of visitors.
  14. Adjournment.

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2016 Regular Session Proceedings:

House Proceedings No. 20

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Convened 10:07 A.M., FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Adjourned 10:58 a.m., until FEB 10, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. - Journalized

Quorum: 125

Message from the Senate - First Reading Senate Bills #8

SB 54
Referred Economic Matters

Committee Report #1 Appropriations

HB 84
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 379
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 380
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

House Resolutions

Speaker's Society Presentations

Speaker's Medallion

Robert A. Chrencik, President & CEO University of
Maryland Medical System
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President of Medical
Affairs, University of Maryland

Thomas Kennedy Award

The Honorable Elizabeth Smith-Anderson, Anne Arundel

Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award

Delegate Samuel Sandy Rosenberg, Baltimore City


Quorum: 137

Adjourned 10:58 a.m., until FEB 10, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.

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How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

February 11, 2016 7:16 A.M.