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. 31
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 11:08 AM, February 24, 2017
  • Adjourned 12:37 PM, until Feb 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM In memory of Gordine Blount - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 44
  • Announcements
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 47
  • SB 1143 - SB 1148 First Reading
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 8
  • HB 41
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 60
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 82
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 100
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 121
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 122
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 125
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 130
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 138
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 143
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 162
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 166
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 167
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 176
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 181
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 182
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 213
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 216
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 218
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 219
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 226
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 236
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 249
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 256
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 334
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 374
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 395
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 418
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 446
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 505
  • Referred Finance
  • Committee Report No. 8 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 7
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 90
  • Favorable with Amendments {714131/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Ready) Adopted
  • SB 153
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 233
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 319
  • Favorable with Amendments {434033/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 359
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 2/27 (Senator Klausmeier) Adopted
  • SB 435
  • Favorable with Amendments {714437/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 485
  • Favorable with Amendments {644538/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Resolution: Kenneth Morris, Jr. and the Family of Frederick Douglass - educating the public on the inhumanity of slavery; being part of the One Million Abolitionist Project and creating a national curriculum for schools. Adopted (44-0)
  • Committee Report No. 12 Finance
  • SB 17
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 21
  • Favorable with Amendments {847875/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 70
  • Favorable with Amendments {787670/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 369
  • Favorable with Amendments {157077/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 427
  • Favorable with Amendments {237174/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 3 Senate Rules
  • SB 1134
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1135
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1137
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1142
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • Special Orders No. 17
  • Executive Nominations Report #2
  • Nominee S-23
  • Motion Special Order until 3/10 (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
  • Executive Nominations Report No. 4
  • With the exception of Nominee No. 2 Adopted (44-0)
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 43
  • Adjourned 12:37 PM, until Feb 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM In memory of Gordine Blount
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  • February 24, 2017 1:20 PM