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 Agenda for Proceedings No. 26

Proceedings
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 - Session 1
INTRODUCTORY SENATE BILLS # 38
MSG FROM THE HOUSE: FIRST RDG HOUSE BILLS # 3
EDUCATION HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 13-008
SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR # 15
SEN. 3RD RDG CAL NO. 15 (GEN. SB)




SENATE OF MARYLAND
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
38TH DAY OF SESSION
INTRODUCTORY SENATE BILLS NO. 38
SB 960 Sen. Manno Creation of a State Debt - Montgomery County - St Luke's House Property Renovations and Repairs SRU
SB 961 Sen. Peters Horse Racing - Special Takeout and Bowie Race Course Training Center SRU
SB 962 Sen. Klausmeier Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company - Rate Regulation SRU
SB 963 Sen. Mathias Task Force to Study a Post-Labor Day Start Date for Maryland Public Schools SRU
SB 964 Sen. Rosapepe Maryland College Sports Fans and Athletes Bill of Rights SRU
SB 965 Sen. Rosapepe Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Workgroup SRU
SB 966 Sen. Benson Creation of a State Debt - Prince George's County - Peppermill Village Community Center Renovations SRU
SB 967 Sen. Benson Business Regulation - Retail Service Stations - Video Cameras Required SRU
SB 968 Sen. Jones-Rodwell Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore City - Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Access and Safety Project SRU
SB 969 Sen. Glassman Public Safety - Fire Protection and Prevention - Residential Smoke Alarms SRU
SB 970 Sen. Pipkin Private Property Rights - Regulatory Infringement - Compensation SRU
SB 971 Sen. Pipkin Regulations - Fees and Fines - Legislative Approval Required SRU
SB 972 Sen. Pipkin Mental Hygiene Admin - Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center - Reopening and Maintenance SRU
SB 973 Sen. Pipkin Environment - On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Nitrogen Removal Technology SRU
SB 974 Sen. Pipkin Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Repeal of Solar Energy Requirement SRU
SB 975 Sen. Pipkin Maryland Health Care Commission - Certificate of Need Review - Interested Party SRU
SB 976 Sen. Pipkin Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Tier 1 Renewable Sources - Qualifying Natural Gas SRU
SB 977 Sen. Pipkin Task Force to Evaluate Regional Health Delivery and Health Planning in Rural Areas SRU
SB 978 Sen. Pipkin Corporate Income Tax - Foreign and Domestic Corporations - Capital Investments SRU
SB 979 Sen. Pipkin Environment - Watershed Implementation Plan - Conowingo Dam Environmental Assessment SRU


SENATE OF MARYLAND
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
38TH DAY OF SESSION
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES NO. 3
FIRST READING HOUSE BILLS
HB 12 Del. Arora Crimes - Aiming Laser Pointer at Aircraft JPR
HB 116 Del. Mitchell Cts and Jud Prcdngs - Intercept of Communs - Abuse or Neglect of Vulnerable Adlt and Medicaid Fraud JPR


REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, HEALTH, & ENVIRON. AFFAIRS
Distribution Date: FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Second Reading Date: FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Report Number: 13-008

Favorable Report
SB 16 FWA(2) Sen Reilly Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Refillable Container License
SB 139 FAV Sen Conway Hlth Cr Practs - Prsptn Drg or Dvc Dspn - Med Facs or Clns Tht Splze in Trtmt Reib Wrkrs' Comp Ins
SB 230 FWA(2) Sens Getty and Ferguson Open Meetings Act - Public Body - Definition
SB 237 FAV The Pres (DLS) Health Occupations - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
SB 238 FAV The Pres (DLS) State Board of Public Accountancy - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
SB 254 FAV Sen Montgomery, et al State Board of Examiners of Psychologists - License Renewal
SB 280 FAV Chr EHE (Dept) Landscape Architects - License Renewal - Continuing Professional Competency Requirement

Withdrawn by sponsor
SB 300 UNF Sens Zirkin and Brochin Baltimore County - Board of Education - Prohibited Members
SB 483 UNF Sen Manno Maryland Youth Advisory Council - Term Limit of Youth Members - Repeal

Unfavorable Report
SB 306 UNF Sen Brochin, et al Business Reg - Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealers - Exemps for Consignment Shop Operators


FEBRUARY 14, 2013
37TH DAY OF SESSION
SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 15
EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS 01/31/13 Report of the Committee on
REPORT NO. 1 Executive Nominations. Made a Special
NOMINEE NO.17 Order for 02/01/13. 02/01/13 Nominees
No. 1-16 and 18-S10 Confirmed.
Consideration of Nominee No.17
(Joseph L. Wright, Esq. for Judge of
District Court of Maryland, Prince
George's County). Made a Special Order
for 02/15/13.
QUESTION IS: "WILL THE SENATE ADVISE AND CONSENT
TO THE NOMINATION OF THE EXECUTIVE?"
EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS 02/14/13 Report of the Committee on
REPORT NO. 3 Executive Nominations. Made a
Special Order for 02/15/13.
QUESTION IS: "WILL THE SENATE ADVISE AND CONSENT
TO THE NOMINATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE?"


SENATE OF MARYLAND
DIST DATE: FEB 14, 2013
THIRD RDG: FEB 15, 2013
SENATE THIRD READING CALENDAR NO. 15
PUBLIC GENERAL LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS (SENATE BILLS)
SB 77 Chair, EHE Com. State Bd of Plumbing - Continuing Prof Competency - Master Plumbers and Master Natural Gas Fitters EHE
SB 161 Sen. Kelley Real Property - Common Ownership Communities - Foreclosure of Liens JPR
SB 162 Sen. Kelley Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Transition of Control - Termination of Contracts JPR
SB 167 Sen. Kelley Residential Condominiums - Governing Documents - Claims Provisions JPR
SB 197 Sen. Frosh Maryland Condominium Act - Closed Meetings of Board of Directors JPR
SB 211 Sen. Shank Natural Resources - Tree Experts - Prohibition EHE

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