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. 34
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 8:07 PM, February 26, 2018
  • Adjourned 8:47 PM, until Feb 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Announcements
  • Introduction and Remarks by the Honorable Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Senator
  • Attendance Quorum: 46
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Boys Soccer Team - your winning the Maryland 4A State Championship. We applaud your outstanding season and wish you many more. Congratulations! Adopted (46-0)
  • Announcement by the President: Report of the Joint Committee on Ethics
  • Announcement by the President: Action taken pursuant the Report of the Joint Committee on Ethics
  • Remarks from the floor by Senator John Astle
  • Remarks by the Speaker of the House
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 2
  • SB 811
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 812
  • Returned Passed
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 45
  • SB 1209 - SB 1215 First Reading
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 8
  • HB 27
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 111
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 237
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 244
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 249
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 309
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 371
  • Referred Finance
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 9
  • HJ 8
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Committee Report No. 4 Senate Rules
  • SB 1145
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1146
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1147
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1148
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1162
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1176
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 1202
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1206
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • SB 1207
  • Re-referred Finance
  • SB 1208
  • Re-referred Finance
  • Committee Report No. 14 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 18
  • Favorable with Amendments {734535/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 470
  • Favorable with Amendments {764432/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 477
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 509
  • Favorable with Amendments {344235/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 608
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Quorum: 46
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 28
  • SB 436
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 45
  • Adjourned 8:47 PM, until Feb 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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  • February 28, 2018 3:10 PM