Summaries of 2010 North Carolina substantive legislation are online

October 20, 2010

From Walker Reagan, the North Carolina General Assembly’s Research Division Director:

“I am pleased to announce that the Summaries of Substantive Ratified Legislation – 2010 is available on the General Assembly’s web site. The direct link is provided below. It can also be accessed from the General Assembly’s homepage.




Day 26 of 30: one 2010 NC bill left on the Governor’s desk

August 6, 2010
Governor Perdue signed an additional bill on Thursday, August 5, 2010 (day 26 of 30 to act). Here is the new law:
S886  Cleanfields Act of 2010.     Ch. SL 2010-195

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.  The Governor has now acted on 108 of the 109 bills that were pending on her desk at adjournment of the 2009 Regular Session on July 10, 2010.

The bill  remaining on the Governor’s desk is:

H1292   Univ. Energy Savings/LEA Operational Leases     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010

There are three options for the Governor on HB1292:

1) Sign the bill by midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.

2) Take no action on the bill by midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010. In this case, the bill becomes law at 12:01 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

3) Veto the bill. In such case, the Governor must reconvene the session no later than the 40th day after adjournment (Thursday, August 19, 2010) to consider overriding the veto, unless a majority of the members of each house sign a petition stating that there is no need to reconvene to act on the veto.  Article II, Section 22(7) of the North Carolina Constitution states in pertinent part that if the Governor vetoes a bill after adjournment: “When the General Assembly has adjourned sine die … Governor shall reconvene that session … for reconsideration of the bill, and if the Governor does not reconvene the session, the bill shall become law on the fortieth day after such adjournment. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, if the Governor prior to reconvening the session receives written requests dated no earlier than 30 days after such adjournment, signed by a majority of the members of each house that a reconvened session to reconsider vetoed legislation is unnecessary, the Governor shall not reconvene the session for that purpose and any legislation vetoed in accordance with this section after adjournment shall not become law.” Article III, Section 5(11) of the North Carolina Constitution states in pertinent part: (11)      Reconvened sessions … At such reconvened session, the General Assembly may only consider such bills as were returned by the Governor to that reconvened session for reconsideration.  Such reconvened session shall begin on a date set by the Governor, but no later than 40 days after the General Assembly adjourned… sine die”

2010 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a business day of action being taken.

August 9 is deadline for NC Bill signings

July 13, 2010

Governor Perdue has until midnight Monday, August 9 (30 days) to act on bills passed by the 2010 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly prior to its July 10 adjournment. This includes bills that had been presented prior to adjournment where the in-session 10 day limit applies but had not been signed by adjournment.

As of Monday, July 12, there were 106 bills on her desk.

2010 NC Budget conference report posted

June 28, 2010

NC Budget conference committee website up

June 11, 2010
 We’ve got a lot of documents posted on our website relative to the conference committee on Senate Bill 897, 2010-2011 budget. (link is to Senate Appropriations website, similar material can be found on the House side)

Here’s what’s up as of this afternoon:


House and Senate budget items in controversy_2010-06-08 (422 page document showing the TEXT differences between the House and Senate budgets, a similar $$$ differences analysis should be posted soon at the committee links above)
Rules for SB 897 Conference Process_2010_06_10
SB 897 Conference Committee Spending Targets

NC budget as it passed the House June 4, 2010

June 3, 2010
The documents below reflect the budget bill, SB 897 as it passed the House today:

how to find budget floor amendments in NC

June 3, 2010

The NC legislative bill status system carries scans of all floor amendments. For the 2010-2011 State budget, SB897, go to:  and look for June 3 actions to find House floor actions, see below for what has been adopted as of 3:00 pm:

06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 2
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 4
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 5
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 6
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 9
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 10

06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 11
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 12
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 13
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 14
06/03/2010 House Amend Adopted 16