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Information regarding definitions of terms and column headings used in the far.

Calendar Types

Regular Calendar (Senate)
List of general bills to be heard on the Floor for the day
Floor Calendar (House)
List of general bills to be heard on the Floor for the day
Dispute Calendar (Senate)
List of bills in which the chambers don’t agree
Concurrence Calendar (Senate)
List of bills in which the chambers agree
Concurrence/Dispute Calendar (House)
Combined lists of bills in which the chambers either agree or don’t agree
Conference Calendar (House/Senate)
When House/Senate can’t come to an agreement a conference committee is created to resolve the issue. This calendar contains the bills considered by the Conference Committee.
Gubernatorial Calendar (Senate)
List of gubernatorial appointments
Suspension Calendar (House)
List of bills which will have little or no debate and if there are amendments, they are small and technical.
Consent Calendar (Senate)
List of bills which will have little or no debate and if there are amendments, they are small and technical.
Order of Consideration (House/Senate)
List of bills shown in the order that they are considered on the House/Senate floor

Flag Abbreviations and Other Symbols

Flag Abbreviations and Other Symbols
Abbreviation Description
a Amended
$ Appropriations bill
f State fiscal note
d Department sponsor
e Governor sponsor
b Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) sponsor
o Other sponsor
# Local fiscal note
c Companion bill
A (next to bill #) Floor amendment
C (next to bill #) Committee amendment

Calendar and Chamber Activity categories in the FAR

Calendar and Chamber Activity categories in the FAR
Calendar for current bills
The calendar that contains the bill currently being debated on the Floor (this may not reflect today’s date, as calendars can be reused for multiple days)
Selected calendar
The calendar you selected to view from the FAR
Current Chamber Activity
House/Senate Display Boards, the bill currently on the floor, and the bill to be discussed next (if it has been specified)
Current working calendars
The active version of all calendars for the current day
Previous Calendars
Calendars that were previously displayed in the FAR

Columns

Added to List
Date that a bill was added to the Floor Activity Report
Flag
Special notations about a bill (see legend)
Rdg
Applicable reading of the bill:
1st reading: Bill Introduction
2nd reading: Floor discussion
3rd reading: Floor vote on final passage
NOTE: 2nd and 3rd readings may be combined for a bill
Description
Description of the bill
Chair/Sponsor
Chair=Chair of the committee to which the bill is introduced; Sponsor=Prime sponsor of bill
Pg#
In the Senate, this refers to which page in the printed calendar the bill report appears.
Floor Action
How the chamber voted on the bill—click the link to view the roll call
Action Date
Date roll call was taken on the bill
Committee Info
Abbreviated actions taken by a committee e.g., CB DPS11 means that a substitute of the bill (DPS) was passed by eleven members of the Capital Budget (CB) committee
Go to Help with Abbreviations to view descriptions of other legislative acronyms, such as committees, sponsors, and bill versions.
Senate Floor Activity Report
The 2015 1st Special Session of the 64th Legislature | May 23, 2015 | 25th day
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Regular Calendar for 4/29/2015
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Amd Bill No. Flag Rdg Description Chair/Sponsor Page Floor Action Action Date
2SSB 5105f # 3rdDUI 4th offense/felonyPadden/Padden144-0-0-54/29
2SSB 5315f 3rdAligning CTS, CIO, OFM, DESRoach/Roach3
SSB 5355f 3rdResident student/veteransBailey/Bailey644-0-2-34/29
SB 5442f # 3rdCmty econ revit. brd progrmsWarnick/Warnick843-2-0-44/29
SSB 5681f 3rdState lottery accountsHill/Hill1044-0-0-54/29
2SSB 5755f # 3rdProperty crimes, impacts ofPadden/Hargrove11
A2EESSB 5857f # 3rdPharmacy benefit managersBecker/Parlette174/29
ESB 5944f 3rdState spending programsHill/Hill2038-6-0-54/29
AESSB 5954f 3rdReducing tuitionBailey/Braun2234-10-0-54/29
SB 5978f c3rdPresidential primaryRoach/Roach2531-13-0-54/29
AESB 6092f # 3rdCourt marshals, commissionedHill/Roach2734-10-0-54/29