Summaries of legislation from the 2009 NC Regular Session

April 11, 2010

Courtesy of North Carolina General Assembly Research Division Director Walker Reagan:


“I am pleased to announce that the Summaries of Substantive Ratified Legislation – 2009,  is available on the General Assembly’s web site. “

 This comprehensive 325-page publication is organized by subject areas. The School of Goverment has now discontinued their similar publication.


Updated NC General Statutes online

February 15, 2010

The North Carolina General Statutes on the NCGA website now incorporate changes made during the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly. There were 2228 sections of the General Statutes either added, amended, or repealed during the 2009 Regular Session.

Updated NC General Statutes online soon

January 6, 2010

From our webmaster:

“NOTE: 01/06/2010 – The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly web site are updated through the 2008 session. The Publisher has sent the updates and they are in the process of being proofread. The anticipated date of publishing the statutes on the website with changes from the 2009 Session is mid March 2010.  Please review the 2009 changes to the statutes by visiting NC Statutes and Session Laws affected by ratified bills.
There were 2228 sections of the General Statutes either added, amended, or repealed during the 2009 Regular Session of the North Carolina General Assembly, 365 of those have been cleared by our proofreaders. They are checking about 100 each workday.

stats on NC long sessions 2001 through 2009

September 16, 2009

Here’s a table comparing the volume of legislation filed and passed during the last five long sessions of the North Carolina General Assembly, covering 2001 through 2009:

  2001 2003 2005 2007 2009
Date Convened Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 26 Jan. 24 Jan. 28
Date adjourned Dec. 6 July 20 Sept. 2 Aug. 2 Aug. 11
Senate legislative days  173  102  126  111  112
House legislative days  179  102  125  113  114
Senate bills introduced  1,109  1,340  1,184  1,573  1,109
House bills introduced  1,478  1,028  1,800  2,072  1,658
Total bills introduced  2,587  2,368  2,984  3,645  2,767
Session Laws enacted  519  435  463  551  577
Vetoes 0 1 1 1 1
Joint resolutions ratified  36  32  58  68  33
Simple resolutions adopted  10  16  26  7  8
Total measures passed  565  483  547  626  618
% measures passed  21.8%  20.3%  18.3%  17.2%  22.3%

source for most of the data: North Carolina Legislative Library, Legislative Statistics 1965-2009. This post is an update of a similar one post-2007 long session, which covered 1993-2007 .

Table of statutes amended by 2009 NC regular session

September 11, 2009

We’ve put up a final list (in Excel spreadsheet format) of all General Statutes and Session Laws amended by the 2009 Regular Session of the North General Assembly, find it on this page, listed as:  NCGS and Session Laws Affected by 2009 Ratified Bills.

What’s on the Governor’s desk – Aug. 15 edition (108 bills)

August 14, 2009

Here’s a list of the 108 bills on Governor Perdue’s desk as of Friday, August 15, 2009 (I don’t expect anything to be signed this weekend and I’m in Winston-Salem until Wednesday — deadline for guberantorial action is September 10):

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The Adjournment Resolution over to 2010

August 12, 2009

The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned by joint resolution on Tuesday, August 12, 2009 to meet again on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 for the so called “short session”. The practice of using a joint reslution to reconvene and set the rules limiting what can be considered was first used in 1975 for the 1976 short session.  The first short session was in 1974, but the 1973 adjournment resolution had no restrictions on what could be considered the next year.

The 2009 adjournment resolution is nearly identical to that from 2007 — the session will convene Wednesday, May 12, the eighth day after the primary. (in 2008 the session convened on the first Tuesday after the primary, 2010  convening is one day later in relation)  All the eligibility rules are the same, and all the filing deadlines are in the same relationship to the week of convening of the short session.

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