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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

NC General Assembly
04-05-2011 Legislative Calendar
Links to Bills and Live Audio Feeds

**1.52pm** Here is the weekly Press Conference by the NCDems Leadership. It started late because they were locked out of the Press Room.

**9.41am** Here is the weekly Press Conference by the NCGOP Leadership. Toward the end of this event...a loud hum interfered with hearing what was going on. 

Link to Download MP3

The new session of the North Carolina General Assembly is well underway and here is the schedule for today. Lots of committees are meeting today, as well as sessions of the NC Senate and the NC House. I have included links to bill histories, downloadable PDFs of the current versions of bills and links so that you can listen to the audio feed of these meetings live...provided they are taking place in a room that is wired for audio streaming to the Internet. 

If you cannot listen to these meetings live, check back later to see if I have. If I have, I'll post the audio (and a download link) for the meeting in the calendar. You can also follow what is happening in the NC General Assembly by keeping an eye on the hashtag #ncga on Twitter.

If I haven't been able to listen, please check with Voter Radio. You should already be subscribing to their podcasts anyway. I do. ʘ‿ʘ

**note** I have eliminated linking to a PDF of the current version of bills to save time when preparing the post every morning. The PDFs are available by clicking the bill number and downloading them from the NC General Assembly website.

8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation (House)

1327 LB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (House)

1425 LB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety (House)

415 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (House) [Live Audio]
Secretary Cansler, Department of Health and Human Service Mental Health Options
643 LOB
8:30 AM
Joint Appropriations Subcommittees on Department of Transportation
Agenda: Privatization; Sponsorships; DOT staffing levels; DOT reporting requirements; visitor centers; SHP follow-up
1228-1327 LB
8:30 AM
Joint Appropriations Subcommittees on General Government and Information Technology
Agenda: Office of State Personnel
1425 LB
8:30 AM
Joint Appropriations Subcommittees on Justice and Public Safety

415 LOB
8:30 AM
Joint Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services [Live Audio]
Agenda: Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler will present Mental Health Options
643 LOB
9:00 AM
Sen. P. Berger & Rep. Tillis [Live Audio]
Press Room LB
10:00 AM
Health and Human Services (House) [Live Audio]
Strengthening Residential Placement. (H377)
Enact First Evaluation Program. (H423)
Medicaid Billing by Local Health Departments. (S245)
544 LOB
10:00 AM
Education (House) [Live Audio]
Also to be discussed at this meeting are the selection of nominees for the State Board of Community Colleges
Establish Forgivable Loan Fund. (S137)
Abolish Higher Education Bond Oversight Comm. (S154)
643 LOB
10:00 AM
Judiciary I -- CORRECTED (Senate)
Revise Restitution Damage Awards. (S379)
Trusts and Estate Planning Changes. (S407)
Ordinance first reading vote. (S413)
Allow Attorneys' Fees in Business Contracts. (S414)
Clarify Process/Reportable Offenses in Sch. (S394)
Vote for the Person, Not the Party Act. (S411)
1027 LB
10:00 AM
Rep. Folwell/Press Conference [Live Audio]
Ref: Organ Donation Month
Press Room LB
11:00 AM
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources -- CORRECTED (Senate) [Live Audio]
Accelerate Cleanup of Industrial Properties. (H45)
Rqmts. for Min'l Oil Spills - 2. (H103)
Transfer DENR Soil & Water to DACS. (S229)
Energy Crops for Biofuels Feedstocks. (S378)
544 LOB
12:00 PM
Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

1228/1327 LB
12:00 PM
Sen. Nesbitt [Live Audio]
Press Room LB
12:00 NOON
Transportation - Corrected (House) [Live Audio]
No High-Speed Rail Money from Federal Gov't. (H422)
643 LOB
1:00 PM
Insurance (House)
Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director with the Workers Compensation Research Institute, will present major findings from its series of studies on the North Carolina workers'''' compensation system - focused on workers'''' outcomes and employers'''' costs. No bills will be considered at this meeting.
1:00 PM
Agriculture -- CORRECTED (House) [Live Audio]
Swine in Transport/Regulate Feral Swine. (H432)
Rockingham/Taking of Foxes. (H463)
Protect Galax & Venus Flytrap/WRC Rule Fines. (H476)
643 LOB
1:00 PM
Finance (Senate) [Live Audio]
Communications Regulatory Reform. (S343)
544 LOB
2:00 PM
Session Convenes (House) [Live Audio]

3:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate) [Live Audio]


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