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. 60

Agenda  |  Bottom

Convened 10:07 A.M., Legislative Day 3/31/16, Calendar Day 4/06/16

Adjourned 1:16 p.m., until Apr 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative Day 4/1) - Journalized

Invocation

Attendance Quorum: 46

Announcements

Resolution: Robert B. and Sylvia Shives Arbor Day as 2016 Maryland

State Tree Farmer of the year Adopted (46-0)

Message from the House - Concurrence Calendar #12

SB 372
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 549
Senate Concur - House Amendment
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 929
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Message from the House - Concurrence Calendar #13

SB 377
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 905
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Message from the House - Yeas & Nays #12

SB 150
Returned Passed
SB 317
Returned Passed
SB 369
Returned Passed
SB 421
Returned Passed
SB 422
Returned Passed
SB 439
Returned Passed
SB 494
Returned Passed
SB 582
Returned Passed
SB 715
Returned Passed
SB 716
Returned Passed
SB 883
Returned Passed

Message from the House - First Reading House Bills #35

HB 580
Referred Senate Rules
HB 927
Referred Senate Rules
HB 1640
Referred Senate Rules

Committee Report #57 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

HB 117
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 169
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 412
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1291
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1488
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #58 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Consent Calendar #61

HB 747
Removed from Calendar
HB 249
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 984
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1453
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1469
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 747
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #59 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Consent Calendar #62

HB 232
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 470
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 490
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 680
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 998
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #60 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Consent Calendar #63

HB 136
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 163
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 226
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 713
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 878
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1095
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1463
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #62 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

HB 20
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 62
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 494
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1051
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1129
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1320
Favorable with Amendments {314331/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #63 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

HB 112
Favorable with Amendments {844236/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 873
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1008
Favorable with Amendments {874937/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1077
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1127
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Messages

HB 306
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
Senate Refuses to Recede
Senate Conference Committee Appointed - (Senators Astle, Klausmeier, and Reilly)

Message from the House - Concurrence Calendar #14

SB 80
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
SB 309
Senate Concur - House Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Committee Report #9 Senate Rules

HB 227
Re-referred Budget and Taxation
HB 253
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 437
Re-referred Finance
HB 571
Re-referred Finance
HB 712
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 722
Re-referred Budget and Taxation
HB 900
Re-referred Finance
HB 912
Re-referred Finance
HB 1087
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1139
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs
HB 1312
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
HB 1344
Re-referred Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Special Order Calendar #48

HB 1003
Favorable with Amendments {407776/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Quorum: 46

Third Reading Calendar (Senate Bills) #73

SB 371
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 515
Third Reading Passed (30-16)
SB 728
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 757
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 921
Third Reading Passed (31-14)
SB 934
Third Reading Passed (42-1)
SB 935
Third Reading Passed (44-1)
SB 997
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
SB 1072
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #18

Consent Calendar #11

HB 37
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 272
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 320
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 335
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 366
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 431
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 602
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 790
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 831
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 835
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 867
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 917
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 970
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1226
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1333
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #19

HB 188
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 264
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 445
Third Reading Passed (38-8)
HB 593
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 730
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 827
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 958
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Middleton) Adopted
HB 1005
Third Reading Passed (37-8)
HB 1220
Third Reading Passed (45-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #20

Consent Calendar #12

HB 86
Removed from Calendar
HB 115
Removed from Calendar
HB 329
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 360
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 657
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 895
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 1352
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
HB 86
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 115
Third Reading Passed (38-8)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #21

HB 14
Third Reading Passed (40-6)
HB 146
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 205
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 451
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 454
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 582
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 709
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1017
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #22

Consent Calendar #20

HB 870
Removed from Calendar
HB 211
Removed from Calendar
HB 122
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 149
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 321
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 410
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 915
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 211
Third Reading Passed (34-12)
HB 870
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Pinsky) Adopted

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #23

Consent Calendar #13

HB 737
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 840
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 842
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 892
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 995
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #24

HB 66
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 637
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Conway) Adopted
HB 648
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 689
Third Reading Passed (32-14)
HB 843
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 844
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 889
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 994
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1028
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1031
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1090
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1109
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #25

Consent Calendar #14

HB 51
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 147
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 550
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 576
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 577
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 636
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1072
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1387
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1417
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #26

Consent Calendar #15

HB 299
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 543
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 549
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 642
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 697
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 706
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 717
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 779
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 791
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 841
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #27

Consent Calendar #16

HB 740
Removed from Calendar
HB 1448
Removed from Calendar
HB 194
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 720
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 815
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1277
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1450
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 740
Third Reading Passed (39-7)
HB 1448
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #28

Consent Calendar #17

HB 383
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 403
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 605
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 837
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 868
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 972
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #29

Consent Calendar #18

HB 1062
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1071
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1156
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1353
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Third Reading Calendar (House Bills) #30

Consent Calendar #19

HB 140
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 180
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 497
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 752
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 963
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB 1462
Third Reading Passed (46-0)

Committee Report #64 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

HB 400
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 413
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1288
Favorable with Amendments {274534/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1420
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1457
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #65 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

HB 446
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 551
Favorable with Amendments {154632/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 596
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 983
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1105
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1147
Favorable with Amendments {154038/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #66 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Consent Calendar #64

HB 241
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 344
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 496
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 828
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #67 Education Health and Environmental Affairs

SB 350
Favorable with Amendments {424334/1
Motion Special Order until later today (Senator Jennings) Adopted
SB 442
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 1041
Favorable with Amendments {324533/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #42 Finance

SB 297
Favorable with Amendments {137071/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 658
Favorable with Amendments {387576/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB 939
Favorable with Amendments {387171/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Committee Report #43 Finance

HB 356
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 420
Favorable with Amendments {537872/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 489
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 503
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 724
Favorable with Amendments {437272/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1181
Favorable with Amendments {457679/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1487
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #44 Finance

HB 727
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 801
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 854
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1004
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1281
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1318
Favorable with Amendments {867371/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1493
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #45 Finance

Consent Calendar #66

HB 511
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 554
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1217
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #36 Budget and Taxation

HB 36
Favorable with Amendments {129736/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 69
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 276
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 331
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 340
Favorable with Amendments {619237/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 422
Favorable with Amendments {839339/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 459
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 898
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 999
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1145
Favorable with Amendments {769839/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1148
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1155
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1198
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1299
Favorable with Amendments {289734/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 1445
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #37 Budget and Taxation

Consent Calendar #65

HB 1227
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1397
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 1438
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed

Committee Report #28 Judicial Proceedings

HB 74
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 229
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
HB 507
Favorable with Amendments {888976/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 535
Favorable with Amendments {208876/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
HB 920
Favorable with Amendments {478876/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Announcements

Quorum: 46

Adjourned 1:16 p.m., until Apr 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (Legislative Day 4/1)



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