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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2018 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 28
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 11:05 AM, February 16, 2018
  • Adjourned 11:52 AM, until Feb 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 44
  • Message from the Executive
  • Green Bag Appointments
  • Nominations Referred Executive Nominations Committee
  • Announcements
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 38
  • SB 1123 - SB 1150 First Reading
  • Committee Report No. 2 Senate Rules
  • SB 1069
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1072
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1078
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1079
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1080
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1081
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1082
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1083
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1084
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1085
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1087
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1088
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1089
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1090
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1091
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1092
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1093
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1094
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1095
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1096
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1097
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1099
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1104
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1106
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1107
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1108
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1110
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1111
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1112
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1113
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1114
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1115
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1116
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1117
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1119
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1120
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1122
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • Special Orders No. 17
  • Executive Nominations Report No. 3
  • With the exception of Nominee No. 7 Adopted (44-0)
  • Nominee No. 7 Adopted (43-0)
  • Committee Report No. 10 Finance
  • SB 48
  • Favorable with Amendments {877971/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 168
  • Favorable with Amendments {237578/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 266
  • Favorable with Amendments {577176/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 285
  • Favorable with Amendments {907273/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {683127/1 (Senator Zucker) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 309
  • Favorable with Amendments {457277/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
  • SB 403
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • SB 1085
  • Reassigned to Finance
  • Quorum: 44
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 19
  • SB 17
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 67
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 207
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 222
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 232
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 258
  • Third Reading Passed (43-2)
  • SB 271
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Announcements
  • Black History Month Presentation by Senator Smith
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 45
  • Adjourned 11:52 AM, until Feb 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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  • February 16, 2018 12:00 PM