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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2015 Regular Session Proceedings:


Senate Proceedings No. 54

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Convened 10:11 A.M., Legislative Day 3/27/15, Calendar Day 4/01/15

Adjourned 11:16 a.m., until Apr 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative day 03/28) - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 47

Announcements

Resolution for Attman's Delicatessen for the oldest family owned and

managed business in the United States and your 100th
Anniversary in Baltimore City Adopted (47-0)

Announcements

Resolution for Frederick Douglass High School Football Team for

winning the 2A Maryland State Championship for a perfect
14-0 season Adopted (47-0)

Resolution for Aaron Cook being honored on Arbor Day as the 2015

Maryland State Tree Farm Inspector of the Year Adopted (47-0)

Resolution for Cory A. Boltz 2015 Maryland Music Educators

Association Award for Excellence Adopted (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #53

SB 134
Third Reading Passed (46-1)
SB 488
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 490
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 590
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
SB 592
Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #5

HB 82
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
HB 203
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
HB 1233
Third Reading Passed (47-0)

Messages

HB 70
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
House Conference Committee Appointed - (Delegates McIntosh, Jones, Gaines, Kaiser, and Zucker)
The House has appointed in advisory capacity:
(Delegates Proctor, Beitzel, Haynes, and A. Miller)
Senate Refuses to Recede
Senate Conference Committee Appointed - (Senators Kasemeyer, Madaleno, DeGrange, King, and Edwards)
The Senate has appointed in advisory capacity:
(Senators McFadden, Peters, Serafini, and Currie)

Messages

HB 72
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
House Conference Committee Appointed - (Delegates McIntosh, Jones, Gaines, Hammen, and Haynes)
The House has appointed in advisory capacity:
(Delegates Proctor, Beitzel, Hixson, and B. Barnes)
Senate Refuses to Recede
Senate Conference Committee Appointed - (Senators Kasemeyer, Madaleno, McFadden, DeGrange, and Edwards)
The Senate has appointed in advisory capacity:
(Senators Peters, King, Currie, and Serafini)

Message from the House - Yeas & Nays #3

SB 20
Returned Passed
SB 185
Returned Passed
SB 193
Returned Passed
SB 222
Returned Passed
SB 223
Returned Passed
SB 225
Returned Passed
SB 466
Returned Passed

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #27

HB 257
Referred Senate Rules
HB 686
Referred Senate Rules
HB 1287
Referred Senate Rules

Committee Report #32 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Consent Calendar #51

HB 117
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 183
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 187
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 242
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 246
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 275
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 447
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 515
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 523
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 544
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 616
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 689
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 794
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 795
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 797
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 801
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 836
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 848
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 877
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1039
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #33 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 906
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 921
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 940
Favorable with Amendments {844430/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #23 Finance

SB 832
Favorable with Amendments {997374/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 853
Favorable with Amendments {527379/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 915
Favorable with Amendments {187979/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 917
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Special Order Calendar #36

SB 756
Favorable with Amendments {438971/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Muse) {283421/1
Motion Special Order until 4/2 (Senator Jennings) Adopted

Announcements

Quorum: 46

Adjourned 11:16 a.m., until Apr 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative day 03/28)



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April 3, 2015 8:20 A.M.