Week 2 of the North Carolina 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly sees same steady increase in bill requests
Substantive bill drafting requests received by staff at the North Carolina General Assembly are up 34.85% comparing the end of the second week of the 2007 Regular Session with the same point in the 2005 Regular Session. This a slight drop in the rate of increase from the 35.07% reported last week. The 2007 increase through two weeks was 32% in the Research Division and 35% in the Bill Drafting Division. A total of 917 requests have been received this year.
Blank bill requests drop due to new rules
Blank bill requests are down 74% from 2005, dropping from 138 requests to 36. In 2007, Senators are limited to two blank bill filings for the biennium, while the new House temporary rules do not allow blank bills. In 2005 there were no blank bill limits for the long session.