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. 51
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:14 AM, Legislative Day 03/20/18, Calendar Day 03/22/18
  • Adjourned 11:22 AM, until Mar 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM, (Legislative Day 03/21) - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Letter of Reassignment
  • HB 175
  • Reassigned to Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1141
  • Reassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1747
  • Reassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • Laid Overs No. 12
  • SB 654
  • Favorable with Amendments {957671/1
  • Committee Amendment Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • Laid Overs No. 13
  • SB 854
  • Favorable with Amendments {737576/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 25
  • HB 1392
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1408
  • Referred Rules
  • Special Orders No. 35
  • HB 864
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • Quorum: 46
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 72
  • SB 237
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Executive Nominations Committee Report No. 7
  • Motion Special Order until 3/23 (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 43 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • SB 739
  • Favorable with Amendments {564630/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1028
  • Favorable with Amendments {664932/1
  • Motion Special Order until 3/26 (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
  • SB 1105
  • Favorable with Amendments {914633/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 44 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 532
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 3/23 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 31 Finance
  • SB 677
  • Favorable with Amendments {557879/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
  • SB 819
  • Favorable with Amendments {227671/1
  • Motion Laid Over (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • SB 1063
  • Favorable with Amendments {887774/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1085
  • Favorable with Amendments {907673/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1104
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 1223
  • Favorable with Amendments {437570/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 32 Finance
  • HB 811
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 3/23 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • HB 1017
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Motion Special Order until 3/23 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • HB 1035
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1452
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1795
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 21 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 668
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • SB 672
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Special Order
  • SB 654
  • Favorable with Amendments
  • Motion Special Order until 3/23 (Senator Bates) Adopted
  • HB 864
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until 3/23 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 47
  • Adjourned 11:22 AM, until Mar 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM, (Legislative Day 03/21)
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