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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2016 Regular Session Proceedings:


Senate Proceedings No. 37

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Convened 11:06 A.M., MARCH 4, 2016

Adjourned 12:57 p.m., until Mar 7, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 45

Announcements

Resolution: Maryland State Education Association and National

Education Association celebration of Dr. Seuss' Birthday
and Read Across America Day Adopted (44-0)

Introductory Bills

SB 1149 - SB 1151 First Reading

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #11

HB 20
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 98
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 137
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 163
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 166
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 226
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 229
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 233
Referred Finance
HB 246
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 259
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 274
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 285
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 294
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 314
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 331
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 374
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 430
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 447
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 484
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 534
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 567
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 575
Referred Finance
HB 576
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 631
Referred Finance
HB 636
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 637
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 659
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 670
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 696
Referred Finance
HB 718
Referred Finance
HB 855
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 884
Referred Finance
HB 909
Referred Finance
HB 928
Referred Finance

Letter of Reassignment

SB 1092
Reassigned to Budget and Taxation

Committee Report #15 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 3
Favorable with Amendments {764531/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 9
Favorable with Amendments {454739/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 33
Favorable with Amendments {114837/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 130
Favorable with Amendments {574637/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 175
Favorable with Amendments {604637/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 483
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 523
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #16 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 530
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 561
Favorable with Amendments {654839/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 624
Favorable with Amendments {444539/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 625
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 634
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 677
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 682
Favorable with Amendments {664338/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #17 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 687
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 693
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 694
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 699
Favorable with Amendments {354535/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 736
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 746
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 795
Favorable with Amendments {974234/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #18 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 410
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 587
Favorable with Amendments {744438/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 724
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 725
Favorable with Amendments {634232/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #19 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 493
Favorable with Amendments {814736/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Jennings) Adopted
SB 539
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 806
Favorable with Amendments {844737/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #9 Judicial Proceedings

SB 310
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 359
Favorable with Amendments {458973/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Special Order Calendar #24

SB 198
Favorable with Amendments
Motion Special Order until later today (The President) Adopted

Executive Nominations Committee Report #3 with the exception of nominee #7 Adopted (45-0)

Nominee #7 Motion Special Order until 3/11 (Senator Jennings) Adopted

Quorum: 45

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #32

SB 199
Third Reading Passed (44-0)

Special Order Calendar

SB 198
Favorable with Amendments Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Conway) {673623/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {233124/1 Rejected (18-27)
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {773926/2 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {443529/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Hough) {973420/1 Adopted
Motion Special Order until 3/7 (Senator Middleton) Adopted

Announcements

Quorum: 45

Adjourned 12:57 p.m., until Mar 7, 2016 at 8:00 P.M.



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March 8, 2016 12:14 P.M.