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. 58
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:16 AM, Legislative Day 03/29/17, Calendar Day 04/04/17
  • Adjourned 12:57 PM, until Apr 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM, (Legislative Day 03/30) - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Catonsville High School Girls Basketball Team - your winning the 2017 MPSSAA Class 4A State Championship. We applaud your outstanding season and wish you many more. Congratulations! Adopted (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 27
  • HB 100
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 300
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 346
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 566
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 627
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 649
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 695
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 892
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1030
  • Third Reading Passed (43-4)
  • HB 1055
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 1537
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 1579
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 28
  • HB 103
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 127
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 145
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 185
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 245
  • Motion Special Order until 4/5 (Senator Astle) Adopted
  • HB 603
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 730
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 746
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 747
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 752
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 781
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 852
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1067
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1466
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 25
  • Consent Calendar No. 12
  • HB 679
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 740
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 951
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 991
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 997
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1383
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1506
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 26
  • Consent Calendar No. 13
  • HB 328
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 815
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 817
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 823
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1110
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Committee Report No. 38 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 266
  • Favorable with Amendments {224239/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 456
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 509
  • Favorable with Amendments {914531/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 616
  • Favorable with Amendments {444532/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 39 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 118
  • Favorable with Amendments {284932/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 292
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 352
  • Favorable with Amendments {634230/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 482
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 613
  • Favorable with Amendments {784931/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1275
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 40 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 390
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 554
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 617
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 832
  • Favorable with Amendments {284433/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 914
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1309
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1348
  • Favorable with Amendments {294232/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1446
  • Favorable with Amendments {574335/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 41 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 4
  • Favorable with Amendments {934537/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 171
  • Favorable with Amendments {364035/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 211
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 384
  • Favorable with Amendments {434834/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 417
  • Favorable with Amendments {624630/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1200
  • Favorable with Amendments {994739/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1314
  • Favorable with Amendments {754633/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 42 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 184
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 275
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 518
  • Favorable with Amendments {244738/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 725
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 760
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1261
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 43 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 88
  • Favorable with Amendments {754536/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 224
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 459
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 669
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 715
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 950
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1061
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1522
  • Favorable with Amendments {454337/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 44 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 66
  • Favorable with Amendments {164633/1
  • Motion Special Order until 4/5 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • HB 68
  • Favorable with Amendments {134632/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 120
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 121
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 124
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 126
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 130
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 155
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1045
  • Favorable with Amendments {894434/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1063
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 34 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 62
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 94
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 112
  • Favorable with Amendments {929438/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 199
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 304
  • Favorable with Amendments {249335/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 351
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 373
  • Favorable with Amendments {709236/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 530
  • Favorable with Amendments {839636/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 659
  • Favorable with Amendments {379035/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 713
  • Favorable with Amendments {169333/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 822
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 979
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1094
  • Favorable with Amendments {959731/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1122
  • Favorable with Amendments {139836/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1168
  • Favorable with Amendments {559536/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1178
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1513
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 45 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 148
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 307
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 315
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 321
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 677
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 710
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 846
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1021
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1096
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1343
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1423
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1440
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 46 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Consent Calendar No. 58
  • HB 197
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 257
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 462
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 561
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 654
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1066
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 47 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Consent Calendar No. 59
  • HB 115
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 207
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 208
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 221
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 283
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 445
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 619
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 628
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1273
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 48 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1193
  • Favorable with Amendments {664036/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Special Orders No. 44
  • SB 1187
  • Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
  • Quorum: 47
  • Special Orders No. 44
  • HB 26
  • Third Reading Passed (46-1)
  • HB 219
  • Third Reading Passed (45-2)
  • HB 294
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
  • HB 644
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 702
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 744
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 844
  • Third Reading Passed (45-2)
  • HB 972
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Muse) Adopted
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 68
  • SB 258
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 807
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 931
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 1069
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 1135
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 1194
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 1196
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 18
  • Consent Calendar No. 8
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 16
  • Consent Calendar No. 7
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
  • Late Introduction Bills
  • SB 1200
  • Motion Rules Suspend for Late Introduction (Senator Rosapepe) Adopted (33-14)
  • Motion Rules Suspend to Refer (Senator Rosapepe) Adopted (33-14)
  • Referred Finance
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 47
  • Adjourned 12:57 PM, until Apr 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM, (Legislative Day 03/30)
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