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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2018 Regular Session Proceedings:


  • Senate Proceedings No. 11
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:09 AM, January 24, 2018
  • Adjourned 11:07 AM, until Jan 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 43
  • Announcements
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 13
  • SB 317 - SB 373 First Reading
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 14
  • SJ 5 - SJ 7 First Reading
  • Special Orders No. 6
  • SB 67
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 1/25 (Senator Middleton) Adopted
  • Quorum: 45
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 4
  • SB 38
  • Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Madaleno) Rejected (7-38)
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 58
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Resolution: Mackenzie Greenwood - receiving the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for your efforts in founding Hampstead's Little Free Pantry, a food donation pantry that has served hundreds of individuals and families in Carroll County. Adopted (45-0)
  • Announcements
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 4
  • SB 80
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 87
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 110
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 45
  • Adjourned 11:07 AM, until Jan 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Agenda   |  Top
  • How a Bill Becomes Law          Legislative Lingo          Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions
  • January 25, 2018 12:07 PM