Week 16 report: draft requests up 30% for session, down 36% for last two weeks

30% cumulative increase for session; Bill Drafting Division up over 33%

North Carolina legislative staff have received 4,018 substantive bill drafting requests by the end of the 16th week of the 2007 Regular Session today, up over 30% compared with the same point in the 2005 Regular Session (up 33% for the Bill Drafting Division alone).  Today (May 9, 2007) was the final day for filing Appropriations and Finance bills in the House.

CHART OF CHANGES IN REQUEST VOLUME 2005:  2007

2005 2007        CHANGE
RESEARCH DIVISION 385 415 +7.79%
DRAFTING DIVISION 2705 3603 +33.20%
GRAND TOTAL 3090 4018 +30.03%

 Single week requests down 36% for weeks 15-16During the two-week period April 27-May 9, 2007, North Carolina legislative staff received 90 substantive bill requests, down 36% from the 142 received the same week in the 2005 Session. For the week April 20-26, 2007, staff received 45 requests. SESSION TOTALS

The total number of substantive bill requests for the 2005 long session was 3,241. The current 2007 total of 4,018 substantive requests already exceeds that by almost 24%.

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2 Responses to Week 16 report: draft requests up 30% for session, down 36% for last two weeks

  1. Anonymous says:

    Patrick Marjot

    This coming Thursday was to be the “crossover” deadline, the point at which all bills that don’t raise or spend money would have had to pass one House or the other. It’s an important marker in the legislative calendar, not withstanding the fact that

  2. […] it turns out that the members spent so much time drafting 4,000-plus bills theyve neglected to pass them, or at least enough of them not to cause […]

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