Adjournment resolution details

I’ve gotten some requests to discuss the adjournment resolution, Resolution 2007-68, Senate Joint Resolution 1573, as amended by Resolution 2007-70, Senate Joint Resolution 1575, which sets the details for the 2008 short session of the North Caorolina General Assembly. The adjournment resolution is nearly identical in pattern to that for the 2006 short session.  The convening date, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 12:00 noon, is one week after the primary.

The dates for requests and filing of various categories of bills are the same in relationship to the date of convening as in 2006, except that the deadline for filing of appropriations and finance bills is earlier to allow more time for staff preparation (12 days instead of the 7 in 2006). 

I set out each category below with my explanation:

SECTION 2.  During the regular session that reconvenes on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, only the following matters may be considered:

(1) Bills directly and primarily affecting the State budget, including the budget of an occupational licensing board, for fiscal year 2008‑2009, provided that the bill must be submitted to the Bill Drafting Division of the Legislative Services Office no later than 4:00 P.M. Friday, May 16, 2008, and must be introduced in the House of Representatives or filed for introduction in the Senate no later than 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 27, 2008.
NOTE: THIS CATEGORY COVERS BILLS THAT PRIMARILY AND DIRECTLY AFFECT THE BUDGET. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE BILL MUST BE TO AFFECT EXPENDITURES OR REVENUE. THE REQUEST DEADLINE IS THREE DAYS AFTER SESSION CONVENES, FIVE DAYS EARLIER THAN IN THE PAST. THIS WILL ALLOW STAFF TWO WEEKENDS TO PREPARE THESE FOR FILING.

(2) Bills amending the Constitution of North Carolina.
NOTE: THERE IS NO FILING DEADLINE FOR THIS CATEGORY.

(3) Bills and resolutions introduced in 2007 and having passed third reading in 2007 in the house in which introduced, received in the other house in accordance with Senate Rule 41 or House Rule 31.1(d) as appropriate, and not disposed of in the other house by tabling, unfavorable committee report, indefinite postponement, or failure to pass any reading, and which do not violate the rules of the receiving house.
NOTE: THESE ARE BILLS THAT PASSED ONE HOUSE IN 2007 AND WERE NOT DEFEATED IN THE OTHER HOUSE.

(4) Bills and resolutions implementing the recommendations of:

Study commissions, authorities, and statutory commissions authorized or directed to report to the 2008 Session; The General Statutes Commission, the Courts Commission, or any commission created under Chapter 120 of the General Statutes that is authorized or directed to report to the General Assembly; The House Ethics Committee;
Select committees; or The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee or its advisory subcommittee.

A bill authorized by this subdivision must be submitted to the Bill Drafting Division of the Legislative Services Office no later than 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 14, 2008, and must be filed for introduction in the Senate or introduced in the House of Representatives no later than 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
NOTE: SELF-EXPLANATORY, I HOPE.

(5) Any local bill that has been submitted to the Bill Drafting Division of the Legislative Services Office by 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, is introduced in the House of Representatives or filed for introduction in the Senate by 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, and is accompanied by a certificate signed by the principal sponsor stating that no public hearing will be required or asked for by a member on the bill, the bill is noncontroversial, and that the bill is approved for introduction by each member of the House of Representatives and Senate whose district includes the area to which the bill applies.
NOTE: THIS HAS NOT CHANGED FROM 2006, THE SAME RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE TO APPLY.

(6) Selection, appointment, or confirmation of members of State boards and commissions as required by law, including the filling of vacancies of positions for which the appointees were elected by the General Assembly upon recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate, or President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
NOTE: THERE IS NO FILING DEADLINE FOR THIS CATEGORY.

(7) Any matter authorized by joint resolution passed during the 2008 Regular Session by a two‑thirds majority of the members of the House of Representatives present and voting and by a two‑thirds majority of the members of the Senate present and voting. A bill or resolution filed in either house under the provisions of this subdivision shall have a copy of the ratified enabling resolution attached to the jacket before filing for introduction in the Senate or introduction in the House of Representatives.
NOTE: THERE IS NO FILING DEADLINE FOR THIS CATEGORY.

(8) A joint resolution authorizing the introduction of a bill pursuant to subdivision (6) of this section. (This subdivision was corrected by Resolution 2007-70, Senate Joint Resolution 1575).
NOTE: THERE IS NO FILING DEADLINE FOR THIS CATEGORY.

(9) Any bills primarily affecting any State or local pension or retirement system, provided that the bill has been submitted to the Bill Drafting Division of the Legislative Services Office no later than 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, and is introduced in the House of Representatives or filed for introduction in the Senate no later than 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
NOTE: SELF-EXPLANATORY.

(10) Joint resolutions, House resolutions, and Senate resolutions authorized for introduction under Senate Rule 40(b) or House Rule 31.
NOTE: THESE ARE LARGELY RESOLUTIONS HONORING DECEASED PERSONS. NO FILING DEADLINE FOR THIS CATEGORY.

(11) A joint resolution adjourning the 2007 Regular Session, sine die.
NOTE: SELF-EXPLANATORY, NO FILING DEADLINE.

(12) Bills to disapprove rules under G.S. 150B‑21.3.
NOTE: THESE ARE BILLS TO DISAPPROVE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, NO FILING DEADLINE.

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One Response to Adjournment resolution details

  1. […] the short session because they passed one house prior to the May 24, 2007 crossover deadline. I had posted last month details on the adjournment resolution that governs the 2008 reconvened (short) session. In addition to an explanation of the joint rules […]

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