Drafting requests up 35% over 2005

January 26, 2007

Substantive bill drafting requests received by staff at the North Carolina General Assembly are up over 35% comparing the end of the first week of the 2007 Regular Session with the same point in the 2005 Regular Session.  The increase was 42% in the Research Division and 33% in the Bill Drafting Division, indicating that interim study commission work was on the uptick, since the Research Division supplies primary staff to most studies. Excluded from totals from both sessions are blank bills requests.

2005     2007          CHANGE
RESEARCH DIVISION 95 135 +42.11%
DRAFTING DIVISION 404 539 +33.42%
GRAND TOTAL 499 674 +35.07%

House Temporary Rules – 2007

January 24, 2007

North Carolina House of Representatives temporary rules for the 2007 Session were adopted by House Resolution 1 on January 24, 2007, available in .pdf and html formats.    Those rules refer to the Permanent Rules from the 2005 Regular Session, (available in pdf  and html formats) as amended by House Resolution 1.

Deadlines from the 2007 rules are excerpted.

Senate Permanent Rules – 2007

January 24, 2007

North Carolina Senate permanent rules for the 2007 Regular Session can be found in Senate Resolution 1, adopted January 24, 2007, text available in pdf and html formats.

 Deadlines from those rules can be found excerpted.

North Carolina legislative deadlines 2007 (revised 5/11)

January 24, 2007

2007 House Deadlines 

Drafts To Bill Drafting Tuesday by 4 pm Filed in House Wednesday by 3 pm
Study and Agency Bills  March 6 March 14
Local Bills  March 20 March 28
Public Bills (Not Appropriations or Finance)  April 10 April 18
Appropriations and Finance May 1 May 9

2007 Senate Deadlines 

Drafts To Bill Drafting Tuesday by 4 pm Filed in Senate
Local  February 27  March 7 Wednesday 3 pm
Public & Resolutions March 13  March 27 Tuesday 1 pm


Thursday MAY 24*

* extended from May 17 by Senate floor action on May 10, House has also announced extension, House formal action is pending in House Resolution 2051.