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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2014 Regular Session Proceedings:


Senate Proceedings No. 43

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Convened 10:09 A.M., Legislative Day 3/09/14, Calendar Day 3/12/14

Adjourned 12:25 p.m., until Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative 3/10)

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 46

Announcements

Resolution: Free and Accepted Masons of Maryland; Maryland

Jurisdiction, Inc. Adopted (46-0)

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #14

HB 131
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 132
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 135
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 136
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 140
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 142
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 143
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 144
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 146
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 156
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 167
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 185
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 226
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 248
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 269
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 287
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 300
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 322
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 419
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 433
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 463
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 472
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 571
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 591
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 690
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 831
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 836
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 953
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1000
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1054
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1079
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1091
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1097
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1106
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1107
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Committee Report #30 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 480
Favorable with Amendments {614132/2 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 960
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 975
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 993
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #9 Budget and Taxation

SB 601
Favorable with Amendments {609439/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 604
Favorable with Amendments {289138/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 736
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Laid Over Bills

SB 785
Favorable with Amendments {174731/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Kittleman) {263829/1
President ruled amendment out of order under Rule 45
Motion Appeal decision of the Chair (Senator Kittleman) Rejected (41-5)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 415
Favorable with Amendments {544433/1
Motion Special Order until 3/13 (Senator Getty) Adopted
SB 364
Floor Amendment (Senator Shank) {143625/3 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Shank) {313329/2 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 390
Favorable with Amendments {568572/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 827
Favorable with Amendments {818872/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Special Order Calendar

SB 170
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment (#1-16) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#17-32) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#33-54) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#55-75) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#76-85) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#86-99) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#100-113) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#114-123) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#124-131) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#132-160) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Adopted
Floor Committee Amendment (Budget and Taxation) {209636/1 Adopted (#161)
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {623627/1 Rejected (12-34)
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {343325/1 Rejected (16-29)
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {933427/1 Rejected (13-32)
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {693928/1 Rejected (15-31)
Floor Amendment (Senator Brinkley) {873726/1 Rejected (16-30)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 172
Favorable with Amendments {509233/1
Committee Amendment (#1-5) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#6-9) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#10-13) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#14-16) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#17-20) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#21-26) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {843324/1 Rejected (12-33)
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {913628/1 Rejected (11-34)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 659
Favorable Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {693122/2
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Gladden) Adopted

Quorum: 45

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #46

SB 256
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 534
Motion Special Order until 3/13 (Senator Edwards) Adopted

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #1

HB 206
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 238
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Introductory Bills

SB 1110
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Senator Colburn) Adopted
Referred Senate Rules
SB 1111
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Senator Colburn) Adopted
Referred Senate Rules

Special Order Calendar

SB 659
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {693122/2
Motion Special Order until 3/13 (Senator Gladden) Adopted

Announcements

Quorum: 46

Adjourned 12:25 p.m., until Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative 3/10)



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March 17, 2014 7:15 P.M.