2007 drafting workload up 29%

29% cumulative increase for session; Bill Drafting Division up over 32%

UPDATED 9/12/2007 to include 2007 Extra Session and 2007 Reconvened Session. 

North Carolina legislative staff received 4,138 substantive bill drafting requests by the end of the 2007 Long Session of the General Assembly, up over 29% compared with the end of the 2005 Long Session (up 32% for the Bill Drafting Division alone). 

CHART OF CHANGES IN REQUEST VOLUME 2005:  2007

2005 2007        CHANGE
RESEARCH DIVISION 404 431 +6.68%
DRAFTING DIVISION 2789 3707 +32.92%
GRAND TOTAL 3193 4138 +29.60%

BLANK BILLS

Blank bill requests dropped from 492 in 2005 to 86 in 2007, a reduction of over 82%.

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