Posts Tagged ‘general assembly’

A Pause in the Legislative Session

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Just like everything else in 2020, the North Carolina General Assembly is adapting to changing circumstances rapidly and adjusting legislative plans fairly often. At the moment, it appears that they wrapped up business for the summer and plan to return for a brief time beginning September 2 (but maybe sooner?).  Have you managed to keep […]

Changes to the Legislative Reporting Service

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) returned to Raleigh last week to kick off the 2019-2020 biennium. Here at the School of Government, we are excited to announce that all of the legislative digests prepared by the staff at our Legislative Reporting Service will now be available for FREE to both government officials and the […]

Adjournment Sine Die

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

On August 20, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned sine die (Joint Res. 2014-8). The term sine die is from the Latin “without day;” this type of resolution means that the legislature did not set a date to return to Raleigh to continue the work of this legislative session. The House and Senate were considering […]

2011 General Assembly, Act 3 Coming Up: Constitutional Amendments

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The 2011 General Assembly completed its second session last week, the contentious redistricting and veto-override session, and has scheduled its third session of the year for September 12th.  At the top of the list of approved topics for the fall session are constitutional amendments.  Let’s look at what it takes to pass a constitutional amendment […]

The Business of Legislating: How Much Has It Changed This Year?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

When the General Assembly convened on January  26 and the Republican party held a majority in both chambers for the first time in over a century, everyone expected things to be different: new leadership, revamped procedures, and shifting legislative priorities. Now that we are five months into the session and the legislature has recessed for a few […]

The 2011-2012 Session Begins: A Refresher on the UNC School of Government’s Legislative Resources

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This post is co-authored with Christine Wunsche, the Director of the School of Government’s Legislative Reporting Service and Editor of the Daily Bulletin As today marks the opening day of the 150th session of the General Assembly, we wanted to remind our readers about some of the resources available from the UNC School of Government […]