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. 39
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 8:04 PM, March 5, 2018
  • Adjourned 9:13 PM, until Mar 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM In memory of Senator Wayne Norman - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 45
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Diane Duscheck - being elected as the National President of the American Legion Auxiliary and your steadfast commitment to our nation’s service members. Adopted (44-0)
  • Resolution: Terry Hutchinson - his outstanding global sailing accomplishments spanning decades and continents. Looking forward to the "36th America's Cup" coming home! Adopted (44-0)
  • Resolution: Gary Jobson - your achievements as President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, creating the Leukemia Cup Regatta, winning tactician in the America's Cup, and Maryland's top sailor and ambassador for the sport. Adopted (45-0)
  • Announcements
  • Remarks in memory of the recently deceased Senator Wayne Norman by Senator Robert Cassilly, Senator J.B. Jennings, Senator Andrew Serafini, Senator Delores Kelley, Senator Jim Mathias, Senator John Astle, Senator Jim Brochin, Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Senator Justin Ready, Senator Nathaniel McFadden, Senator Bobby Zirkin, Senator Michael Hough, Senator Johnny Ray Salling, and the Senate President Mike Miller.
  • Introductory Senate Bills No. 52
  • SB 1236 - SB 1254 First Reading
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 12
  • HB 113
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 224
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 407
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 444
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 474
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 491
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 591
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 658
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 858
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1467
  • Referred Finance
  • Message from the Executive
  • Supplemental Budget #1 Referred Budget and Taxation
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • HB 476
  • Reassigned to Budget and Taxation
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • HB 605
  • Reassigned to Finance
  • Quorum: 45
  • Special Orders No. 22
  • SB 496
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 386
  • Floor Amendment {753520/1 (Senator Mathias) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 35
  • SB 256
  • Third Reading Passed (28-17)
  • Quorum: 45
  • Adjourned 9:13 PM, until Mar 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM In memory of Senator Wayne Norman
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  • March 07, 2018 12:56 PM