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 Proceedings No. 40

Agenda  |  Bottom

Convened 10:15 A.M., MARCH 6, 2014

Adjourned 11:00 a.m., until Mar 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 44

Announcements

Committee Report #13 Judicial Proceedings

SB 248
Favorable with Amendments {608672/1
Committee Amendment Withdrawn
Substitute Committee Amendment (Judicial Proceedings) {608672/2 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 378
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 389
Favorable with Amendments {978370/1
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Brochin) Adopted
SB 607
Favorable with Amendments {448172/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 811
Favorable with Amendments {788075/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 936
Favorable with Amendments {668578/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #9 Senate Rules

SB 1100
Re-referred Budget and Taxation
SB 1101
Re-referred Budget and Taxation

Executive Nominations Committee Report #5

Motion Special Order until 3/7 (Senator Kelley) Adopted

Message from the Executive

Nominations Referred Executive Nominations Committee

Special Order Calendar

SB 141
Favorable with Amendments {449033/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Hershey) {523821/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 611
Motion Special Order until 3/7 (Senator Dyson) Adopted

Quorum: 44

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #40

SB 120
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 413
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 438
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 503
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 525
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 610
Motion Special Order until 3/7 (Senator Conway) Adopted
SB 666
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 700
Third Reading Passed (37-6)

Announcements

Resolution: Sanford J. Ungar, President of Goucher College on

retirement Adopted (44-0)

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #40

SB 701
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 747
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 849
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 854
Third Reading Passed (44-0)

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #41

SB 332
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 483
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 572
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 585
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 605
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 606
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 613
Third Reading Passed (43-1)
SB 614
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 615
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 616
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 653
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 882
Third Reading Passed (44-0)

Special Order Calendar

SB 389
Favorable with Amendments {978370/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Announcements

Quorum: 44

Adjourned 11:00 a.m., until Mar 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.



Agenda  |  Top

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions


March 7, 2014 3:17 P.M.