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. 34
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:14 AM, March 1, 2017
  • Adjourned 12:49 PM, until Mar 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: The National Council on Problem Gambling and the Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling - problem gambling awareness month. Thank you for your dedicated efforts to educate the public about problem gambling and the availability and effectiveness of treatment. Adopted (47-0)
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 50
  • SB 1162 - SB 1165 First Reading
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 10
  • HB 55
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 92
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 93
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 95
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 461
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 472
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 514
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 516
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 654
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Committee Report No. 7 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 108
  • Favorable with Amendments {749939/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 254
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 367
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 389
  • Favorable with Amendments {399436/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 436
  • Favorable with Amendments {679636/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 449
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 473
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 496
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 497
  • Favorable with Amendments {739232/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 8 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 247
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {203122/1 (Senator Muse) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 376
  • Favorable with Amendments {268775/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 456
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 457
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 500
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 639
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 656
  • Favorable with Amendments {588370/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 9 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 308
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {673920/1 (Senator Muse) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 510
  • Favorable with Amendments {948271/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 558
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 668
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 790
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 917
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 937
  • Favorable with Amendments {508979/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 15 Finance
  • SB 278
  • Favorable with Amendments {767877/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 291
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 372
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SB 531
  • Favorable with Amendments {227772/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 16 Finance
  • SB 403
  • Favorable with Amendments {167472/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 5
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 4 Senate Rules
  • SB 1061
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1067
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1069
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1070
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1076
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1077
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1092
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1093
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1094
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1096
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1102
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1103
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1107
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1108
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1109
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1110
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1111
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1112
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1113
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1114
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1115
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1117
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1118
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1119
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings Finance
  • SB 1120
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1121
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1122
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1124
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1125
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1126
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1127
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1128
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1129
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1130
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1131
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1132
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1138
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1140
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1141
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1143
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1146
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1148
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1149
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1151
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1152
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1153
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1154
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1155
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1157
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1158
  • Re-referred Finance
  • Quorum: 46
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 27
  • SB 96
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 340
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 359
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Laid Overs No. 5
  • SB 386
  • Favorable with Amendments {854233/1
  • Motion Special Order until 3/2 (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • SB 184
  • Favorable with Amendments {377075/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {873626/1 (Senator Hershey)
  • Motion Special Order until 3/2 (Senator Benson) Withdrawn
  • Floor Amendment {873626/1 (Senator Hershey) Rejected (14-33)
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Special Orders No. 19
  • SB 438
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • SJ 2
  • Favorable with Amendments {174339/2 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {793128/1 (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 3/2 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 46
  • Senate of Maryland adjourns today in memory of Christopher Michael and John Nelson Sabatini Adopted (47-0)
  • Adjourned 12:49 PM, until Mar 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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  • March 02, 2017 3:59 PM