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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2014 Regular Session Proceedings:

Senate Proceedings No. 27

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Convened 8:09 P.M., FEBRUARY 17, 2014

Recessed 8:43 p.m., until Feb 17, 2014 at 8:55 P.M. - Journalized


Attendance Quorum: 47


Resolution: Future Farmers of America National FFA week Adopted (47-0)

Presentation of Boy Scouts' Report

Introduction of Members of the Maryland Association of Comm unity


Resolution: Greg Wahl for being named 2013 Maryland Professor of the

Year Adopted (47-0)

Resolution: University of Maryland College Park outstanding

achievements of the State's flagship campus Adopted (47-0)

Introductory Bills

SB 1041 - SB 1050 First Reading

Committee Report #7 Judicial Proceedings

SB 57
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 207
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 224
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
SB 229
Favorable with Amendments {378473/1
Motion Laid Over (Senator Mathias) Adopted
SJ 1
Favorable with Amendments {508575/1 Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments


Quorum: 47

Recessed 8:43 p.m., until Feb 17, 2014 at 8:55 P.M. to the Old House Chamber in honor of George Washington's Birthday

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How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

February 18, 2014 1:47 P.M.