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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2017 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 28
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:02 AM, February 21, 2017
  • Adjourned 11:17 AM, until Feb 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Announcements
  • Attendance Quorum: 45
  • Resolution: Calvert Hall College High School - your Competitive Marching Band winning the USBands Group II National Championship. Adopted (45-0)
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 44
  • SB 1121 - SB 1125 First Reading
  • Committee Report No. 11 Finance
  • SB 8
  • Favorable with Amendments {277270/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 206
  • Favorable with Amendments {427570/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 433
  • Favorable with Amendments {857179/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 465
  • Favorable with Amendments {397774/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 5 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 57
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 159
  • Favorable with Amendments {429830/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 180
  • Favorable with Amendments {179732/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 200
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 226
  • Favorable with Amendments {359635/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 228
  • Favorable with Amendments {609834/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 255
  • Favorable with Amendments {479938/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 257
  • Favorable with Amendments {329935/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 293
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 294
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 297
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 344
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 397
  • Favorable with Amendments {999032/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 399
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 416
  • Favorable with Amendments {299736/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 448
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 518
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 569
  • Favorable with Amendments {799534/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 782
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 6 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 74
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 6 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 217
  • Favorable with Amendments {478779/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 220
  • Favorable with Amendments {188878/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 221
  • Favorable with Amendments {638779/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 229
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 349
  • Favorable with Amendments {998279/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 7 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 137
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 298
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 499
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 42
  • Adjourned 11:17 AM, until Feb 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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  • February 22, 2017 10:57 AM