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. 45

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Convened 10:07 A.M., MARCH 16, 2016

Adjourned 12:19 p.m., until Mar 17, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 46

Announcements

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #16

HB 352
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 445
Referred Finance
HB 593
Referred Finance
HB 843
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 878
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 892
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 969
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1002
Referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 1090
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1140
Referred Budget and Taxation
HB 1162
Referred Finance
HB 1291
Referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1342
Referred Judicial Proceedings

Letter of Reassignment

HB 730
Reassigned to Finance
HB 1316
Reassigned to Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1337
Reassigned to Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Special Order Calendar #31

SB 190
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment (#1-10) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#11-24) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#25-30) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#31-43) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#44-53) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#54-62) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#63-75) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#76-85) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#86-115) Adopted
Committee Amendment (#116-124) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Ready) {853221/1 Rejected (16-29)
Floor Amendment (Senator Cassilly) {373423/1 Rejected (16-27)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 361
Floor Amendment (Senator Edwards) {213627/1 Withdrawn
Floor Amendment (Senators Zirkin, and Edwards) {503325/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 764
Favorable
Motion Special Order until 3/17 (Senator Hershey) Adopted

Quorum: 44

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #46

SB 360
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 417
Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Mathias) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Mathias) {613120/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 425
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 715
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 716
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 729
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 785
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 821
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 924
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 979
Third Reading Passed (44-0)

Introductory Bills

SB 1168
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Senator Manno) Adopted
Referred Senate Rules

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #47

SB 200
Third Reading Passed (43-0)
SB 533
Third Reading Passed (34-10)
SB 555
Third Reading Passed (30-14)
SB 557
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 595
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 614
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 706
Third Reading Passed (25-19)
SB 775
Third Reading Passed (43-0)
SB 826
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 837
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 876
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 1020
Third Reading Passed (43-0)

Laid Over Bills #9

SB 356
Favorable with Amendments {728674/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Serafini) {163320/1 Rejected
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 508
Favorable with Amendments {368978/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {513328/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 427
Favorable with Amendments {764336/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 794
Favorable with Amendments {694432/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {213829/1 Adopted
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
SB 1159
Favorable with Amendments {904636/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 717
Favorable with Amendments {464936/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 49
Favorable with Amendments {264339/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 420
Favorable with Amendments {334832/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 459
Favorable with Amendments {994939/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #6 Senate Rules

SB 1089
Re-referred Budget and Taxation
SB 1153
Re-referred Finance
SB 1162
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
SB 1163
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
SB 1164
Re-referred Budget and Taxation
SB 1165
Re-referred Finance
SB 1166
Re-referred Budget and Taxation
SB 1167
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings

Special Order Calendar

SB 794
Motion Special Order until 3/17 (Senator Pinsky) Adopted

Announcements

Quorum: 44

Adjourned 12:19 p.m., until Mar 17, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.



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March 17, 2016 1:01 P.M.