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. 8

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Convened 10:09 A.M., JANUARY 22, 2016

Adjourned 10:14 a.m., until JAN 25, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. - Journalized

Quorum: 132

Introductory Bills

HB 205 - HB 227 First Reading

Special Order Calendar

House Rule 116 Adopted


Quorum: 132

Adjourned 10:14 a.m., until JAN 25, 2016 at 8:00 P.M.

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How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

January 27, 2016 8:05 A.M.