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. 4

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Convened 8:03 P.M., JANUARY 18, 2016

Adjourned 8:45 p.m., until Jan 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. - Journalized

Quorum: 132

Introductory Bills

HB 85 - HB 111 First Reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Address

Remarks by Delegate Terri L. Hill


Quorum: 132

Adjourned 8:45 p.m., until Jan 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.

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How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

January 19, 2016 3:33 P.M.