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.




NC Legislative website gets a facelift and ’09 info

January 2, 2009

The North Carolina legislative website has had a facelift for the new year, and besides the remake of the index page, information is now available for the House and Senate members for the 2009 Regular Session. Our News Archive page now has a pulldown menu where you can go back and view news items and budget documents from 2005-2006, 2003-2004, and 2001-2002 sessions.

Our General Statutes website is still updated only through the 2007 long session, but we expect to rollout by the end of the week of January 4, 2009 an update incorporating enactments from 2008.

Session Laws amended 1997-2007

December 18, 2007

Myra Torain of the Bill Drafting staff has put together lists of “NCGS and Session Laws Affected” to research recent changes to session laws. Until now, we had to look in multiple documents – at least one per year – to find this history. For Session Laws and Local Law changes ONLY, she has now merged and sorted all the lists from 1997-2007 into one document, eliminating the need to consult multiple documents. This will be especially helpful to those researching local acts. It’s “unofficial” but so are the others. Our thanks go to Myra for this fabulous new resource.

School of Government new online resources

September 21, 2007

UNC’s School of Government has posted two new websites useful to legislative researchers. The first is a searchable database listing forms of government of municipalities, the second a repository of interlocal agreements between municipal governments.  The forms of government site replaces a publication dating back at least to 1969 (we have them back that far at the Legislative Library, updated and reissued every two years through the mid ’90s when reissuance became sporadic.) The online database will be very useful in drafting charter amendments and handling legislative research requests.

Professor David Lawrence posted the announcement today to the local government law listserv: Read the rest of this entry »

Laws amended in 2007

September 6, 2007

Researching North Carolina laws and need to find out if a General Statute or local act was amended in 2007? One of our lesser known staff-produced research tools available to the public is a compilation that shows each General Statute and Session Law amended in 2007. It is organized by Chapter # for both law bases.  It contain the following columns:

  1. Citation in numerical order.
  2. Link to the Session Law.
  3. Section of the Session Law affecting the statute
  4. Bill Number
  5. Effective date of amendment

You can also find it on our website via the following menu tree:

Shortcuts (right column)>General Statutes>NC Statutes and Session Laws affected by ratified bills>NCGS and Session Laws Affected by 2007 Ratified Bills.

During session, the table even includes public bills on the Governor’s desk for action, these are distinguished with an “R” for ratified under the 2007 Session Law chapter number, indicating they have passed both houses but are not yet law. Vetoed statutes are also listed.

The compilation is kept and updated by Myra Torain of the Bill Drafting Division.