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. 55
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:16 AM, Legislative Day 03/24/18, Calendar Day 03/28/18
  • Recessed 1:40 PM, until Mar 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM, (Legislative Day 03/24) - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 47
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Health Facilities Association of Maryland - its 70th Anniversary of providing high quality long-term and post-acute care to Marylanders in need. Adopted (45-0)
  • Conference Committee Report
  • SB 186
  • Conference Committee Report Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (45-1)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 3
  • SB 853
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (31-14)
  • SB 1117
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 6
  • SB 352
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 855
  • Returned Passed
  • Committee Report No. 8 Senate Rules
  • HB 1783
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • Committee Report No. 38 Finance
  • SB 656
  • Favorable with Amendments {837172/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 660
  • Favorable with Amendments {487476/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 864
  • Favorable with Amendments {817279/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 944
  • Favorable with Amendments {457676/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 39 Finance
  • HB 33
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 187
  • Favorable with Amendments {867970/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 517
  • Favorable with Amendments {987472/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 691
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 40 Finance
  • HB 716
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 791
  • Favorable with Amendments {497779/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 847
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 979
  • Favorable with Amendments {547475/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1349
  • Favorable with Amendments {587573/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1491
  • Favorable with Amendments {827272/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 41 Finance
  • Consent Calendar No. 57
  • HB 115
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 284
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 431
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 736
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1078
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1127
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 42 Finance
  • Consent Calendar No. 58
  • HB 1161
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1177
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1217
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1544
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1617
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1721
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 24 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 302
  • Favorable with Amendments {239634/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 572
  • Favorable with Amendments {349732/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 782
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1186
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1465
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 25 Budget and Taxation
  • Consent Calendar No. 56
  • HB 609
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 856
  • Favorable with Amendments {229036/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1147
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1459
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • Quorum: 46
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 77
  • SB 610
  • Third Reading Passed (36-10)
  • SB 1028
  • Third Reading Passed (34-12)
  • SB 1152
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 11
  • Consent Calendar No. 11
  • HB 105
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 107
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 144
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 146
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 148
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 159
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 177
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1053
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1325
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1401
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 12
  • Consent Calendar No. 12
  • HB 27
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 47
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 135
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 243
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 249
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 407
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 412
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 13
  • Consent Calendar No. 13
  • HB 528
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 533
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 710
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 740
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1083
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1467
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 14
  • HB 150
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 168
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 194
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 200
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 279
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 340
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 371
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 527
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 568
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 605
  • Third Reading Passed (45-2)
  • HB 955
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 15
  • HB 119
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 145
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 178
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 270
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 400
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 515
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • HB 615
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 620
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 896
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 972
  • Third Reading Passed (47-0)
  • HB 1316
  • Third Reading Passed (42-3)
  • Committee Report No. 26 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1783
  • Favorable
  • Late Introduction Bills
  • Motion Rules Suspend for Late Introduction (Senator Smith) Withdrawn
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 45
  • Recessed 1:40 PM, until Mar 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM, (Legislative Day 03/24)
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