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. 46
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:06 AM, March 17, 2017
  • Recessed 1:44 PM, until Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, (Legislative Day 03/17) - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Committee Report No. 23 Finance
  • SB 178
  • Favorable with Amendments {177575/1
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Miller) Adopted
  • SB 426
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 867
  • Favorable with Amendments {637571/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 884
  • Favorable with Amendments {777074/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 924
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 24 Finance
  • SB 290
  • Favorable with Amendments {877273/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 355
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Madaleno) Adopted
  • SB 666
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 858
  • Favorable with Amendments {457570/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 910
  • Favorable with Amendments {797376/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 925
  • Favorable with Amendments {487072/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1075
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 25 Finance
  • SB 571
  • Favorable with Amendments {177871/1
  • Committee Amendment Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ready) Adopted
  • SB 772
  • Favorable with Amendments {837871/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 818
  • Favorable with Amendments {177077/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 853
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Brochin) Adopted
  • SB 909
  • Favorable with Amendments {767679/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 929
  • Favorable with Amendments {367276/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1009
  • Favorable with Amendments {927870/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1042
  • Favorable with Amendments {427378/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 17 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 224
  • Favorable with Amendments {968671/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 487
  • Favorable with Amendments {448371/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 792
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 793
  • Favorable with Amendments {458973/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 799
  • Favorable with Amendments {838572/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 809
  • Favorable with Amendments {758275/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {183324/1 (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 946
  • Favorable with Amendments {878776/1
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Edwards) Adopted
  • SB 951
  • Favorable with Amendments {678673/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 983
  • Favorable with Amendments {868574/1
  • Committee Amendment Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 18 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 501
  • Favorable with Amendments {118772/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 705
  • Favorable with Amendments {948179/1
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Reilly) Adopted
  • SB 783
  • Favorable with Amendments {488676/1
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Feldman) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 13 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 202
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 282
  • Favorable with Amendments {609731/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 295
  • Favorable with Amendments {699235/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {713829/1 (Senator Salling) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 540
  • Favorable with Amendments {399936/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 587
  • Favorable with Amendments {679033/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 597
  • Favorable with Amendments {359233/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 650
  • Favorable with Amendments {719038/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 664
  • Favorable with Amendments {829133/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 913
  • Favorable with Amendments {169132/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 24 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1057
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 1085
  • Favorable with Amendments {444638/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1086
  • Favorable with Amendments {104233/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1088
  • Favorable with Amendments {574339/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1102
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 1138
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 25 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1080
  • Favorable with Amendments {894230/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1084
  • Favorable with Amendments {834632/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1144
  • Favorable with Amendments {334139/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • HB 7
  • Reassigned to Judicial Proceedings
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 19
  • HB 106
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 112
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 150
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 152
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 381
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 425
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 485
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 554
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 627
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 725
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 771
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 773
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 775
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 795
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 836
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 887
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 889
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 924
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 952
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 970
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 987
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1083
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1104
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1200
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1261
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1270
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1408
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HJ 9
  • Referred Finance
  • Committee Report No. 8 Senate Rules
  • HB 127
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 747
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1037
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1123
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1147
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1150
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1156
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1164
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1165
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1168
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1187
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1190
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1191
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1192
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1193
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Late Introduction Bills
  • SB 1195
  • Motion Rules Suspend for Late Introduction (Senator Oaks) Adopted
  • Referred Senate Rules
  • Quorum: 46
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 52
  • SB 131
  • Third Reading Passed (45-1)
  • SB 304
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 312
  • Third Reading Passed (46-1)
  • SB 429
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 476
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 746
  • Third Reading Passed (32-15)
  • SB 817
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 857
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 866
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 979
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 1006
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Special Orders No. 32
  • Executive Nominations Report No. 7 Adopted (47-0)
  • SB 737
  • Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Waugh) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {813225/1 (Senator Waugh) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 971
  • Favorable with Amendments Adopted (27-18)
  • Floor Amendment {213324/1 (Senator Kagan)
  • Motion Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Laid Overs No. 11
  • SB 422
  • Favorable with Amendments {124736/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {163426/1 (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Special Order
  • SB 178
  • Favorable with Amendments {177575/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 571
  • Favorable with Amendments Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {263327/1 (Senator Ready) Rejected (14-33)
  • Floor Amendment {683229/1 (Senator Salling) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {243121/3 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Late Introduction Bills
  • SB 1196
  • Motion Rules Suspend for Late Introduction (Senator Middleton) Adopted
  • Referred Senate Rules
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 47
  • Recessed 1:44 PM, until Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, (Legislative Day 03/17)
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