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. 62
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:20 AM, Legislative Day 03/31/18, Calendar Day 04/05/18
  • Recessed 1:32 PM, until Apr 05, 2018 at 3:29 PM, (Legislative Day 03/31) - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 46
  • Announcements
  • Message from the House
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 11
  • SB 87
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 387
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (42-4)
  • SB 444
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 703
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 12
  • SB 299
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 595
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 899
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 13
  • SB 286
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 795
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 1006
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (39-7)
  • Resolution: Wyatt Oroke - your dedication and commitment to education through empathy, critical thinking and social justice while fundraising for the victims of Hurricane Harvey . Adopted (46-0)
  • Bills Vetoed by the Governor No. 3
  • SB 639 (2018RS)
  • Overridden (32-14)
  • Message to the House
  • Veto overridden in the Senate
  • Messages
  • HB 365
  • House Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
  • House Requests Senate Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Walker, Buckel and Ebersole)
  • Motion Recede (Senator Kasemeyer) Adopted
  • Committee Amendment {589834/1 Withdrawn
  • Senate Recede
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 10
  • SB 9
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 39
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 41
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 49
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 82
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 89
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 90
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 100
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 112
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 113
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 139
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 176
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 453
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 611
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 659
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 699
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 755
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 784
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 877
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 895
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 924
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 934
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 947
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 977
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 986
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1014
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1028
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1084
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1114
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1252
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1267
  • Returned Passed
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 32
  • HB 36
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 88
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 183
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 547
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 653
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 904
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 971
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1103
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1112
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1139
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1344
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1406
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1560
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1574
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1654
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1685
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1696
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1766
  • Referred Rules
  • Committee Report No. 70 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 74
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 87
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 755
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1558
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1607
  • Favorable with Amendments {514039/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 72 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1088
  • Favorable with Amendments {364438/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1137
  • Favorable with Amendments {864337/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1485
  • Favorable with Amendments {314236/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 76 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1415
  • Favorable with Amendments {434234/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 56 Finance
  • Consent Calendar No. 70
  • HB 54
  • Removed from Calendar
  • HB 370
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1024
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1132
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1385
  • Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
  • HB 54
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 57 Finance
  • HB 137
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 408
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 784
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 869
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1106
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1126
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1518
  • Favorable with Amendments {497578/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1542
  • Favorable with Amendments {317372/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1588
  • Favorable
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Miller) Adopted
  • Committee Report No. 36 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 130
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 822
  • Favorable with Amendments {629033/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1660
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Special Orders No. 40
  • SB 282
  • Favorable with Amendments {297476/1 Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {673422/1 (Senator Hough) Adopted (33-13)
  • Floor Amendment {833929/1 (Senator Hershey) Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 1265
  • Floor Amendment {193529/1 (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {703025/2 (Senator Hough) Adopted (25-20)
  • Floor Amendment {703523/1 (Senator Hough) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {393226/1 (Senator Salling) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {503124/1 (Senator Jennings) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {543527/1 (Senator Madaleno) Adopted
  • Floor Amendment {843425/1 (Senator Madaleno) Rejected (18-26)
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 83
  • SB 518
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 616
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 696
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • SB 831
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 1099
  • Third Reading Passed (46-0)
  • Message from the House
  • Bills Vetoed by the Governor
  • HB 1783
  • Overridden (29-15)
  • Message to the House
  • Veto overridden in the Senate
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 46
  • Recessed 1:32 PM, until Apr 05, 2018 at 3:29 PM, (Legislative Day 03/31)
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