Both the House and the Senate are now in session; House Majority Leader Mike Moyle said the House will first suspend rules and take up those House bills that are on its 2nd reading calendar, and then it’ll start working its way down its 3rd reading calendar. The controversial guns-on-campus bill, SB 1254, is on the 3rd reading calendar, and it’s the 11th bill down. There are six House bills on the 2nd reading calendar that will be taken up first. So, depending on how much debate there is on the various bills, the House may or may not get to SB 1254 this morning; it will reconvene this afternoon after a lunch break following its morning session.
In the Senate, senators also are planning to suspend their rules in order to take up Senate bills on their 2nd reading calendar. In addition, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis advised the Senate that senators will go into their 14th order for amendments this morning, and again this afternoon as additional bills arrive there; the Senate will reconvene for its late-afternoon session after its afternoon committee hearings.