week 13 report: Bill Drafting Division requests up 38% for session

Single week requests up 41% for week 13

During the period April 13-19, 2007, North Carolina legislative staff received 116 substantive bill requests, up 41% from the 82 received the same week in the 2005 Session. For the week April 5-12, 2007, staff received 198 requests.

33% cumulative increase same from last week; Bill Drafting Division up over 38%

North Carolina legislative staff have received 3,887 substantive bill drafting requests by the end of the 13th week of the 2007 Regular Session today, up over 33% compared with the same point in the 2005 Regular Session (up 38% for the Bill Drafting Division alone). Staffwide cumulative increases reported previously were week 12: 33%, weeks 10 and 11: 36%; week 8 and 9: 35%; week 7: 37%; week 6: 46%; week 5: 45%, week 4: 40%, week 3: 35%.

CHART OF CHANGES IN REQUEST VOLUME 2005:  2007

2005 2007        CHANGE
RESEARCH DIVISION 377 399 +5.84%
DRAFTING DIVISION 2524 3488 +38.19%
GRAND TOTAL 2901 3887 +33.99%

ONE DEADLINE REMAINS

One request deadline still remains: May 1 for House Appropriations and Finance bills. The total number of substantive bill requests for the 2005 long session was 3,241. The current 2007 total of 3,887 substantive requests already exceeds that by almost 20%.  

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