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. 60
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 11:08 AM, Legislative Day 03/31/17, Calendar Day 04/06/17
  • Adjourned 3:35 PM, until Apr 07, 2017 at 10:30 AM, (Legislative Day 04/01) in memory of Frances C. Hawkins
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Boys Basketball Team - winning their First State Championship. We applaud your outstanding season and wish you many more. Congratulations! Adopted (47-0)
  • Messages
  • HB 212
  • House Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
  • House Requests Senate Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Waldstreicher, Aumann and Kramer)
  • HB 212
  • Senate Refuses Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Feldman, Reilly and Klausmeier)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 12
  • SB 270
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Feldman, Reilly and Klausmeier)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 11
  • SB 15
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 531
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 966
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 13
  • SB 389
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 14
  • SB 632
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SJ 2
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (34-13)
  • Committee Report No. 12 Senate Rules
  • HB 1082
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1329
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1443
  • Re-referred Finance
  • Committee Report No. 49 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 138
  • Favorable with Amendments {594838/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 562
  • Favorable with Amendments {154731/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 880
  • Favorable with Amendments {724638/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 967
  • Favorable with Amendments {664735/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1054
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1595
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 50 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 433
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 504
  • Favorable with Amendments {224933/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {883922/1 (Senator Salling)
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Young) Adopted
  • HB 587
  • Favorable with Amendments {544430/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 830
  • Favorable with Amendments {614138/1
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • HB 1450
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1480
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 54 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 102
  • Favorable with Amendments {564839/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 174
  • Favorable with Amendments {214236/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 425
  • Favorable with Amendments {124732/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 680
  • Favorable with Amendments {294633/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 694
  • Favorable with Amendments {954738/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 716
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {353628/1 (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1287
  • Favorable with Amendments {924430/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1381
  • Favorable with Amendments {664230/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 56 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 177
  • Favorable with Amendments {194237/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 310
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 313
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 355
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 664
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 758
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 824
  • Favorable with Amendments {264534/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1107
  • Favorable with Amendments {644135/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 426
  • Favorable with Amendments {554937/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 57 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 353
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 879
  • Favorable with Amendments {184238/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 898
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1386
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Miller) Adopted
  • HB 1498
  • Favorable with Amendments {194838/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1626
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 51 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Consent Calendar No. 60
  • HB 78
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 334
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 383
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 477
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 485
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 557
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 655
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 837
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 971
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1031
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1475
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 52 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Consent Calendar No. 61
  • HB 47
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 178
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 179
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 289
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 436
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 646
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 729
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1008
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1201
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1430
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 53 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Consent Calendar No. 62
  • HB 108
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 109
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 163
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 187
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 209
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 218
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 243
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 249
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 404
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 447
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Special Orders No. 45
  • HB 708
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Kasemeyer) Adopted
  • HB 245
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 66
  • Favorable with Amendments {164633/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {493922/1 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 15
  • SB 1
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Pinsky, Zucker and Bates)
  • SB 221
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Ready, Smith and Muse)
  • Executive Nominations Committee Report No. 8
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 13 Senate Rules
  • HB 437
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 556
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 671
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 768
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 811
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 813
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 861
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 869
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1002
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1081
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1360
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1428
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1432
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1551
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1619
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HJ 2
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 12
  • SB 7
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 31
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 32
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 40
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 251
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 290
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 327
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 392
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 592
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 671
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 753
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 897
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 924
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 930
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1088
  • Returned Passed
  • Quorum: 47
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 70
  • SB 437
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 536
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 544
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 553
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 579
  • Third Reading Passed (42-0)
  • SB 676
  • Third Reading Passed (46-1)
  • SB 706
  • Third Reading Passed (35-12)
  • SB 715
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 812
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • SB 1100
  • Third Reading Passed (46-1)
  • SB 1109
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 37
  • HB 134
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 261
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 586
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1234
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1269
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1323
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1414
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • HB 1492
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1578
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1604
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 38
  • HB 34
  • Third Reading Passed (46-1)
  • HB 159
  • Third Reading Passed (27-20)
  • HB 166
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 258
  • Third Reading Passed (45-2)
  • HB 371
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 428
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 685
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 923
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 952
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1256
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1301
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Committee Report No. 58 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 125
  • Favorable with Amendments {284338/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 144
  • Favorable with Amendments {404532/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1154
  • Favorable with Amendments {724337/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 59 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 12
  • Favorable with Amendments {274936/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 183
  • Favorable with Amendments {194636/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 461
  • Favorable with Amendments {784631/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 786
  • Favorable with Amendments {534636/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 912
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 957
  • Favorable with Amendments {914137/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 37 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 915
  • Favorable with Amendments {669939/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 38 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 349
  • Favorable with Amendments {329033/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 592
  • Favorable with Amendments {399834/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 792
  • Favorable with Amendments {879238/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1573
  • Favorable with Amendments {759432/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 48 Finance
  • Consent Calendar No. 63
  • HB 410
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 584
  • Favorable with Amendments {967271/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 771
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 49 Finance
  • HB 269
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 386
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 773
  • Favorable with Amendments {467176/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 887
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 983
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1464
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Messages
  • SB 1034
  • House Refuses Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates McIntosh, Lam and Beitzel)
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • HB 861
  • Reassigned to Budget and Taxation
  • Bills Vetoed by the Governor
  • HB 978
  • Overridden (32-15)
  • Veto overridden in the Senate
  • Committee Report No. 50 Finance
  • HB 290
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 522
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 857
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1469
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1517
  • Favorable with Amendments {697975/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 51 Finance
  • SB 525
  • Favorable with Amendments {947673/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1031
  • Favorable with Amendments {497074/1
  • Committee Amendment Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 4/7 (Senator Brochin) Adopted
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • HB 1432
  • Reassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Special Orders No. 46
  • HB 1021
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 631
  • Floor Amendment {943322/2 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 705
  • Favorable with Amendments {868374/1 (Judicial Proceedings Committee)
  • Motion Special Order until 4/10 (Senator Muse) Adopted
  • SB 727
  • Favorable with Amendments {188273/1 (Judicial Proceedings Committee) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {133527/1 (Senator Madaleno) Rejected (10-32)
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Special Order
  • HB 1386
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 47
  • Adjourned 3:35 PM, until Apr 07, 2017 at 10:30 AM, (Legislative Day 04/01) in memory of Frances C. Hawkins
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