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.


Related Links


2014 Regular Session Proceedings:


Senate Agenda for Proceedings No. 66A

Proceedings
APRIL 7, 2014 - SESSION 8
Distribution Date: April 7, 2014
Third Reading Date: April 7, 2014
SENATE THIRD READING CALENDAR NO. 76
PUBLIC GENERAL LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS (SENATE BILLS)
SJ 6 Sen. Raskin United States Constitutional Convention - Democracy Amendment EHE
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April 7, 2014
90th Day of Session
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES NO. 45
SENATE BILLS AMENDED IN THE HOUSE
SB 850 Sen. Conway Real Property - Prohibition on Acquiring Mortgages or Deeds of Trust by Condemnation Calendar No. 60 JPR
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April 7, 2014
90th Day of Session
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES NO. 46
SENATE BILLS AMENDED IN THE HOUSE
SB 654 Sen. Middleton Health - Down Syndrome - Required Information Calendar No. 59 FIN
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Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions


December 11, 2014 11:07 A.M.