We’ve added another upgrade to the North Carolina legislative website — copies of floor amendments beginning with opening day of the 2009 Regular Session. In the past, to get a floor amendment, you had to go to the bill books in either of the two legislative libraries, where copies of all amendments were filed within 24 hours with the bill they relate to.
Now, floor amendments (whether passed or failed) will be scanned and uploaded with a link to the bill status page. For example, there were three floor amendments to Senate Resolution 1. For those amendments prepared by staff, the barcode when scanned links the amendment to the correct bill status page. The upload is NOT a MSWord document, but a .pdf of a scan (note the three amendments to SR1 all have handwritten material on them), and some floor amendments are entirely in handwriting.