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. 54

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Convened 10:06 A.M., Legislative Day 3/25/16, Calendar Day 3/29/16

Adjourned 12:26 p.m., until Mar 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative Day 3/26) - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 45

Announcements

Resolution: Maryland National Capital and Planning Commission

National Gold Medal Award for Excellence Adopted (45-0)

Conference Committee Report

SB 190
Conference Committee Report Adopted (44-0)
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #67

SB 235
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 276
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 502
Third Reading Passed (40-4)
SB 573
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 579
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 734
Third Reading Passed (40-5)
SB 943
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 1083
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 1130
Third Reading Passed (42-3)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #5

HB 67
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
HB 72
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
HB 85
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
HB 107
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
HB 119
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 185
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 186
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 567
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
HB 1404
Third Reading Passed (41-4)

Laid Over Bills #15

HB 1403
Favorable with Amendments {104036/2 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 559
Favorable with Amendments {669439/1
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
SB 1125
Favorable with Amendments {169835/1 Adopted
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
SB 1171
Favorable with Amendments {349432/1
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
SB 1172
Favorable with Amendments {609035/1
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
HB 1401
Favorable with Amendments {369231/2
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Adopted Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1402
Favorable with Amendments {429531/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 262
Favorable with Amendments {238074/1
Motion Special Order until 4/01 (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
SB 771
Favorable with Amendments {308475/1
Motion Special Order until 3/30 (Senator Waugh) Adopted
HB 1013
Favorable with Amendments {499432/1
Motion Special Order until 3/30 (Senator Hershey) Adopted

Committee Report #44 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

HB 63
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 65
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 90
Favorable with Amendments {564336/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 132
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 319
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 389
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 443
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 766
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1161
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #45 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 1163
Favorable with Amendments {164336/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 1170
Favorable with Amendments {884636/2 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #28 Finance

SB 926
Favorable with Amendments {657374/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 3
Favorable with Amendments {597276/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 11
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 306
Favorable with Amendments {627679/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #29 Finance

Consent Calendar #50

HB 22
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 75
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 105
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 124
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 233
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 342
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 440
Favorable with Amendments {797079/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 505
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 555
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 575
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 696
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 745
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1408
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Special Order Calendar #41

HB 87
Second Reading Passed
HB 172
Favorable with Amendments {174937/1
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Reilly) Adopted
HB 686
Favorable
Motion Special Order until 3/30 (Senator McFadden) Adopted
HB 1400
Favorable with Amendments {899137/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Special Order Calendar #42

SB 784
Favorable with Amendments {677771/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 973
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {393827/1 Withdrawn
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Special Order Calendar

SB 1125
Floor Amendment (Senator McFadden) {323627/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Norman) {423123/1 Rejected
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 559
Favorable with Amendments {669439/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator McFadden) {583725/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Hershey) {593827/1 Rejected (14-31)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 1171
Favorable with Amendments {349432/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Reilly) {993224/1 Rejected (14-31)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 1172
Favorable with Amendments {609035/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Hough) {673128/1 Rejected (15-30)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 172
Favorable with Amendments {174937/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Reilly) Adopted

Announcements

Quorum: 45

Adjourned 12:26 p.m., until Mar 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative Day 3/26)



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March 30, 2016 4:02 P.M.