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. 64
  • Agenda   |  Bottom
  • Convened 10:07 AM, Legislative Day 04/02/18, Calendar Day 04/09/18
  • Adjourned 12:42 PM, until Apr 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM, (Legislative Day 04/03) in honor of Lisa Bethel, wife of Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo and in honor of the brother of Senator Muse - Journalized
  • Invocation
  • Attendance Quorum: 44
  • Announcements
  • Resolution: Mary Ellen Russell - your retirement after 23 years of service to the Maryland Catholic Conference and dedicated advocacy for those most in need. Adopted (44-0)
  • Introduction and remarks by the Honorable Representative Jamie Raskin.
  • Messages
  • SB 309
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Middleton, Feldman and Hershey)
  • SB 1010
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Klausmeier, Benson and Reilly)
  • Conference Committee Report
  • HB 2
  • Conference Committee Report {723327/1 Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (40-5)
  • Conference Committee Report
  • HB 620
  • Conference Committee Report {373229/1 Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Messages
  • HB 1596
  • House Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
  • House Requests Senate Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Valderrama, Aumann and Clippinger)
  • HB 1596
  • Senate Refuses Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Klausmeier, Benson and Reilly)
  • SB 30
  • House Refuses Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Moon, Cluster and Sanchez)
  • HB 556
  • House Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
  • House Requests Senate Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Morales, Barron and Morgan)
  • HB 556
  • Senate Refuses Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Kelley, Cassilly and Lee)
  • Committee Report No. 13 Senate Rules
  • HB 16
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Budget and Taxation
  • HB 88
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 183
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 235
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 359
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 547
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 548
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 653
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 694
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 873
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 905
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 913
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 946
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 968
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1103
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1139
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1194
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1295
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1310
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1406
  • Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 1584
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1685
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1696
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1766
  • Re-referred Finance
  • HB 1772
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • HB 1786
  • Re-referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 1794
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 12
  • SB 10
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 24
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 42
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 43
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 48
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 54
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 61
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 79
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 83
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 86
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 91
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 96
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 105
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 108
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 115
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 120
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 121
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 138
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 149
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 170
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 203
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 226
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 233
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 258
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 278
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 291
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 361
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 362
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 386
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 396
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 399
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 400
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 403
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 433
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 450
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 468
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 474
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 492
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 540
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 571
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 575
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 647
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 675
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 711
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 741
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 792
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 838
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 844
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 854
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 872
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 876
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 900
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 999
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1037
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1038
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1045
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1056
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1063
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1064
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1079
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1102
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1122
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1144
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1259
  • Returned Passed
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 13
  • SB 33
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 53
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 66
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 81
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 137
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 168
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 173
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 182
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 207
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 232
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 251
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 258
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 267
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 285
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 348
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 372
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 381
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 383
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 402
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 477
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 842
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 887
  • Returned Passed
  • Senate Bills Passed By Yeas And Nays No. 14
  • SB 13
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 40
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 58
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 110
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 230
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 284
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 414
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 491
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 528
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 552
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 598
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 656
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 758
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 787
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 826
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 874
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1123
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1131
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1140
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1176
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1201
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1208
  • Returned Passed
  • SB 1223
  • Returned Passed
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 15
  • SB 134
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 153
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 184
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 228
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 318
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 516
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 16
  • SB 996
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 1001
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 1090
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (39-6)
  • SB 1143
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 1154
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (39-6)
  • SB 704
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Messages
  • SB 1202
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Pinsky, Bates and Kagan)
  • SB 296
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • SB 670
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed (Senators Smith, Hough and Lee)
  • SB 861
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • SB 963
  • Senate Refuses Concur House Amendments
  • Senate Requests House Recede
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 19
  • SB 496
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (41-0)
  • SB 270
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 989
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 1068
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (33-12)
  • Committee Report No. 80 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 391
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 619
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1597
  • Favorable with Amendments {574238/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1600
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 44 Budget and Taxation
  • HB 113
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 432
  • Favorable with Amendments {419237/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1454
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 38 Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 175
  • Favorable with Amendments {188172/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 238
  • Favorable with Amendments {328274/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 447
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 669
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1483
  • Favorable with Amendments {548272/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 39 Judicial Proceedings
  • HB 312
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 631
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1029
  • Favorable with Amendments {318476/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1082
  • Favorable with Amendments {388573/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1451
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1614
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1723
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • Committee Report No. 40 Judicial Proceedings
  • SB 1156
  • Favorable with Amendments {158771/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 65 Finance
  • SB 338
  • Favorable with Amendments {757879/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • SB 529
  • Favorable with Amendments {357577/1
  • Motion Special Order until Next Session (Senator Manno) Adopted
  • SB 655
  • Favorable with Amendments {257278/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Committee Report No. 66 Finance
  • HB 335
  • Favorable with Amendments {877377/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 434
  • Favorable with Amendments {117676/1
  • Motion Special Order until Next Session (Senator Manno) Adopted
  • HB 451
  • Favorable with Amendments {417474/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1094
  • Favorable Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed
  • HB 1392
  • Favorable with Amendments {787077/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • HB 1582
  • Favorable with Amendments {407977/1 Adopted
  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments
  • Quorum: 45
  • Third Reading Calendar - Senate No. 86
  • SB 390
  • Motion Special Order until Next Session (Senator Miller) Adopted
  • SB 767
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • SB 1098
  • Third Reading Passed (44-1)
  • SB 1218
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • SB 1239
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Third Reading Consent Calendar - House Bills or Resolutions No. 55
  • Consent Calendar No. 34
  • HB 86
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 1159
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 1282
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Third Reading Calendar - House No. 56
  • HB 180
  • Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Serafini) Adopted
  • HB 523
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 535
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 546
  • Third Reading Passed (32-13)
  • HB 643
  • Third Reading Passed (37-8)
  • HB 1090
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • HB 1181
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 1228
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 1243
  • Third Reading Passed (33-12)
  • HB 1331
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 1423
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • HB 1468
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • HB 1539
  • Third Reading Passed (32-13)
  • HB 1575
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • Conference Committee Report
  • SB 502
  • Conference Committee Report {693120/1 Adopted
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • House Bills Introduced in the Senate No. 35
  • HB 133
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 311
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 596
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 727
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 776
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 810
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1216
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1280
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1697
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1717
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1788
  • Referred Rules
  • HB 1819
  • Referred Rules
  • Special Orders No. 43
  • HB 1126
  • Floor Amendment {593128/1 (Senator Madaleno) Withdrawn
  • Floor Amendment {773620/1 (Senator Madaleno) Rejected (19-25)
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • Special Orders No. 42
  • SB 1023 (2017RS)
  • Sustained (0-45)
  • Senate Bills Amended in the House No. 20
  • SB 62
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (43-0)
  • SB 739
  • Senate Concurs House Amendments
  • Third Reading Passed (33-12)
  • Messages
  • HB 863
  • House Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
  • House Requests Senate Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Kelly, Cullison and Saab)
  • Motion Recede (Senator Conway) Adopted
  • Committee Amendment {274138/1 Withdrawn
  • HB 863
  • Senate Recede
  • Third Reading Passed (45-0)
  • HB 281
  • House Refuses Concur Senate Amendments
  • House Requests Senate Recede
  • House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Luedtke, M. Washington and Afzali)
  • Motion Recede (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
  • Committee Amendment {884035/1 Withdrawn
  • HB 281
  • Senate Recede
  • Third Reading Passed (44-0)
  • Committee Report No. 81 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
  • HB 235
  • Re-referred Budget and Taxation
  • Special Order
  • HB 180
  • Motion Special Order until Next Session (Senator Cassilly) Adopted
  • Announcements
  • Quorum: 44
  • Adjourned 12:42 PM, until Apr 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM, (Legislative Day 04/03) in honor of Lisa Bethel, wife of Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo and in honor of the brother of Senator Muse
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