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. 47
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:10 AM, March 15, 2018
  • Adjourned 1:13 PM, until Mar 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM in honor of Perry G. Bowen, Jr. - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 45
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Frederick County CTC Invent Team - your selection to the nationally prestigious 2018 Lemelson-MIT Inventeams Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Adopted (45-0)
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 16
  • HB 24
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings Budget and Taxation
  • HB 115
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 193
  • Referred Finance Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 247
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 287
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 314
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 403
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 431
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 490
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 621
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 628
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 645
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 652
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 742
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 769
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 819
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 916
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 937
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 948
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 972
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1023
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1024
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1042
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1057
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1074
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1078
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1087
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1090
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1107
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1117
  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1121
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1127
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1247
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1447
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1451
  • Referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1491
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1573
  • Referred Finance
  • HB 1660
  • Referred Budget and Taxation
  • Executive Nominations Committee Report No. 6
  • Motion Special Order until 3/16 (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - Senate Bills or Resolutions No. 48
  • Consent Calendar No. 3
  • SB 118
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 172
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 243
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 324
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 1057
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - Senate Bills or Resolutions No. 49
  • Consent Calendar No. 4
  • SB 23
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 218
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 909
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 910
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 50
  • SB 46
  • Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {363626/1 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 234
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 501
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 519
  • Third Reading Passed (42-0)
  • SB 607
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • SB 631
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 675
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 730
  • Third Reading Passed (38-7)
  • SB 822
  • Third Reading Passed (32-13)
  • SB 842
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 927
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 940
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 51
  • SB 54
  • Third Reading Passed (43-2)
  • SB 202
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 278
  • Third Reading Passed (31-14)
  • SB 279
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 662
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 748
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 758
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 835
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 968
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 973
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 979
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 52
  • SB 185
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 187
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Committee Report No. 30 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 114
  • Favorable with Amendments {514433/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 150
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 306
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 322
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 395
  • Favorable with Amendments {574935/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 441
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 809
  • Favorable with Amendments {154132/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 31 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 821
  • Favorable with Amendments {584634/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 885
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 1032
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 1045
  • Favorable with Amendments {124538/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 32 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 204
  • Favorable with Amendments {574437/1
  • Committee Amendment (#1) Adopted (29-14)
  • Committee Amendment (#2-3) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 532
  • Favorable with Amendments {614734/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • SB 597
  • Favorable with Amendments {894334/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 615
  • Favorable with Amendments {264135/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 795
  • Favorable with Amendments {424530/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Reilly) Adopted
  • SB 991
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 1021
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 3/16 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 33 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 236
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 639
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 665
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 729
  • Favorable with Amendments {384530/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 904
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 998
  • Favorable with Amendments {564537/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 34 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 354
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 450
  • Favorable with Amendments {504536/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 508
  • Favorable with Amendments {674735/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 788
  • Favorable with Amendments {424933/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
  • SB 929
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 3/16 (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
  • SB 960
  • Favorable with Amendments {724131/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 35 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 677
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 22 Finance
  • SB 636
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 851
  • Favorable with Amendments {437370/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 856
  • Favorable with Amendments {857078/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 874
  • Favorable with Amendments {617378/2 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 947
  • Favorable with Amendments {737772/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1131
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 23 Finance
  • SB 853
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 858
  • Favorable with Amendments {107774/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 977
  • Favorable with Amendments {487577/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1117
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 12 Budget and Taxation
  • SB 299
  • Favorable with Amendments {739735/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 699
  • Favorable with Amendments {409834/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 784
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 848
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 899
  • Favorable with Amendments {269237/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 16 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1259
  • Favorable with Amendments {568370/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 36 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 934
  • Favorable with Amendments {184032/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1202
  • Favorable with Amendments {264230/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • Special Orders No. 30
  • SB 500
  • Floor Amendment {673527/1 (Senator Middleton) Withdrawn
  • Motion Reconsider floor amendment (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {773728/1 (Senator Eckardt)
  • Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • SB 1122
  • Floor Amendment {713425/1 (Senator Madaleno) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {263226/1 (Senator Bates) Rejected (16-29)
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Reconsiderations
  • SB 46
  • Motion Returned Second Reading (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {873827/1 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Announcements
  • Late Introduction Bills
  • Motion Rules Suspend for Late Introduction (Senator Smith) Rejected (30-15)
  • Announcements
  • Motion to convene session 3/16 at 9am Adopted (24-19)
  • Quorum: 45
  • Adjourned 1:13 PM, until Mar 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM in honor of Perry G. Bowen, Jr.
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