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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

CO
This is the order in which bills were put onto the calendar from the Rules Committee
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 Go to House Reports
The 2017 Regular Session of the 65th Legislature | March 28, 2017 | 79th day
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Regular Calendar for 3/17/2017
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CO* Note Vote Amd Bill No. Flag Rdg Description Chair/Sponsor Page Floor Action Action Date
1VoteSB 5111f # c2ndCapital gains excise taxBraun/Braun1
2VoteSB 5113f c2ndB&O tax/educationBraun/Braun3
3VoteSB 5127f c2ndCarbon pollution taxBraun/Braun4
4VoteSB 5065f 2ndGovernment performanceMiloscia/Miloscia7
5VoteASB 5819f 2ndPilotage commissioners boardKing/King10
6VoteASB 5822f 2ndWorkers' compensation systemBaumgartner/Baumgartner12
7VoteSJR 82082ndFour-year balanced budgetBraun/Fain17
8VoteASB 5033f # 2ndInfrastructure financingBraun/Keiser19
9VoteSB 5130f c2ndMarijuana license feesBaumgartner/Rivers23
10VoteSB 5755f # c2ndGMA populat. growth criteriaShort/Short25
11VoteSJR 82012ndInfrastructure projects debtBraun/Keiser27
* CO = Calendar Order. This is the order in which bills were put onto the calendar from the Rules Committee
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