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. 55

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Convened 10:04 A.M., Legislative Day 3/26/16, Calendar Day 3/30/16

Adjourned 2:37 p.m., until Mar 31, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative Day 03/27) - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 45

Announcements

Resolution for Pocomoke High School Boys Basketball Team Maryland

Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA)
20 Boys Basketball State Championship Adopted (45-0)

Resolution for Annette E. Wallace, Principal Pocomoke High School for

being selected as the 2016 Principal of the
Year Adopted (45-0)

Resolution for Forest Park High School Girls Basketball Team for

winning Baltimore Division 2 Championship Adopted (44-0)

Special Order Calendar #43

HB 1013
Favorable with Amendments {499432/1
Committee Amendment Adopted
Motion Re-referred Finance (Senator Hershey)
Motion Special Order until later today (The President) Adopted

Message from the House - Yeas & Nays #6

SB 370
Returned Passed

Committee Report #23 Budget and Taxation

SB 532
Favorable with Amendments {289935/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 676
Favorable with Amendments {859832/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Brochin) Adopted

Message from the House - Concurrence Calendar #4

SB 191
Senate Refuses to Concur - House Amendments
Senate Requests House Recede
Senate Conference Committee Appointed - (Senators DeGrange, Kasemeyer, Peters, Currie, and Edwards)
The Senate has appointed in advisory capacity:
(Senators Madaleno, and Ferguson)

Committee Report #24 Budget and Taxation

HB 137
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 352
Favorable with Amendments {539839/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 378
Favorable with Amendments {709235/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 379
Favorable with Amendments {209134/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 381
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 447
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1014
Favorable with Amendments {519230/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Brochin) Adopted
HB 1581
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #25 Budget and Taxation

Consent Calendar #51

HB 380
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 382
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 537
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 581
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 926
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #21 Judicial Proceedings

SB 509
Favorable with Amendments {258878/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 942
Favorable with Amendments {528179/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Jennings) Adopted
SB 1097
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 1143
Favorable with Amendments {528276/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #30 Finance

SB 707
Favorable with Amendments {907172/1
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Middleton) {873325/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 1173
Favorable with Amendments {857475/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Message from the House

SB 191
House Refuses to Recede
House Conference Committee Appointed - (Delegates Jones, Ghrist, Haynes, McIntosh, and A. Miller)
The House has appointed in advisory capacity:
(Delegates Gaines, and Reznik)

Committee Report #31 Finance

HB 1406
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #26 Budget and Taxation

HB 462
Favorable with Amendments {449239/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Quorum: 45

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #68

SB 559
Third Reading Passed (41-3)
SB 784
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 926
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 973
Third Reading Passed (31-14)
SB 1125
Third Reading Passed (32-13)
SB 1163
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
SB 1170
Third Reading Passed (37-8)
SB 1171
Third Reading Passed (33-12)
SB 1172
Third Reading Passed (32-13)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #6

HB 65
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 90
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 132
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 319
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 389
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 443
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 766
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 1161
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #7

HB 3
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
HB 11
Third Reading Passed (37-8)
HB 63
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 87
Third Reading Passed (39-4)
HB 306
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 1400
Third Reading Passed (31-13)
HB 1401
Third Reading Passed (32-13)
HB 1402
Third Reading Passed (32-13)
HB 1403
Third Reading Passed (34-11)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #8

Consent Calendar #6

HB 22
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 75
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 105
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 124
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 233
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 342
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 440
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 505
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 555
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 575
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 696
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 745
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 1408
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

Special Order Calendar #44

SB 558
Favorable with Amendments {959338/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Cassilly) {393720/1 Rejected (14-28)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator McFadden) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator McFadden) {283724/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator McFadden) {893323/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 684
Favorable with Amendments {399638/1 Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator McFadden) {843329/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 686
Favorable Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Hershey) {823021/1 Rejected (15-30)
Second Reading Passed
SB 771
Favorable with Amendments {308475/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Laid Over Bills #16

HB 172
Favorable with Amendments {174937/1
Committee Amendment Withdrawn
Favorable Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Reilly) {413620/1 Rejected (13-31)
Second Reading Passed

Special Order Calendar

HB 1013
Motion Re-referred Finance (Senator Hershey) Rejected (15-29)
Favorable with Amendments
Motion limit debate (Senator Pugh) Adopted (30-15)
Favorable with Amendments Adopted (28-16)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Announcements

Quorum: 45

Adjourned 2:37 p.m., until Mar 31, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative Day 03/27)
in honor of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans



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April 1, 2016 8:49 A.M.