**update** Scroll to the bottom of this post to see bill actions by chamber.
If I cover today's sessions, I will embed the audio here at the top of this post.
The current session of the North Carolina General Assembly is underway. Both NC Senate and NC House will be in session today, as well as rules committees of both houses, details of which are posted below.
The NC General assembly has also introduced a new feature called the Chamber Dashboard that allows citizens to follow what is going on in the chambers in real time. So, instead of having to refer back and forth to the PDF from their website, they will be posting the info on screen for you. This will greatly simplify following the action while the General Assembly is in session!
Access to the Senate Chamber is via the top left tab and the House Chamber is via a tab on the upper right. Now, all they need to do is add tabs to access the live audio on the same page and add live video streams...and we'll really be able to watch over the shoulders of our legislators as they go about our business.
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 Voter Radio. You should already be subscribing to their podcasts anyway. I do. ʘ‿ʘ
Here is the legislative calendar...
Session Convenes (House)
Session Convenes (Senate)
|15 MINUTES AFTER SESSION|
CORRECTED -- Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs (House)
|12:45 PM||Leg Black Caucus Exec. Committee||1124/1224 LB|
Bills with Senate Actions on 02/07/2013
Bills with House Actions on 02/07/2013
|Bill||Short Title||Action||Date||Action Text|
|H8||Eminent Domain.||H||02/07/2013||Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013|
|H19||Respect our Fallen Heroes.||H||02/07/2013||Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013|
|H25||Amend Felony Breaking or Entering.||H||02/07/2013||Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013|
|H29||Methamphetamine/Offense/Penalties.||H||02/07/2013||Withdrawn From Cal|
|H||02/07/2013||Re-ref Com On Health and Human Services|
|H64||Honor Legislative Bldg's 50th Anniversary.||H||02/07/2013||Ratified|
|H||02/07/2013||Ch. Res 2013-2|
|H66||Captivity License and Permit Amendments.-AB||H||02/07/2013||Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013|
|H73||Funds for Warren County Free Clinic, Inc.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref To Com On Appropriations|
|H74||Periodic Review and Expiration of Rules.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref To Com On Regulatory Reform|
|H75||Kilah's Law/Increase Child Abuse Penalties.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref to the Com on Judiciary Subcommittee B, if favorable, Appropriations|
|H76||Authorize Various Special Plates.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref to the Com on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, if favorable, Transportation, if favorable, Finance|
|H77||Board of Law Examiners/Update Expense Law.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref To Com On Finance|
|H78||Amend UCC Article 4A/Funds Transfers.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref To Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A|
|H80||UNC BOG Vacancy Nomination.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H81||Election to UNC Board of Governors.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H82||Internal Revenue Code Update.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H83||Enact CON Committee Recommendations.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H84||Enact Medical Cannabis Act.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H85||Ag. Ed./FFA Day in North Carolina.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H86||Restore Wallace to Wilmington Railroad.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|H87||Lenoir County Local Option Sales Tax.||H||02/07/2013||Filed|
|S4||No N.C. Exchange/No Medicaid Expansion.||H||02/07/2013||Passed 1st Reading|
|H||02/07/2013||Ref to the Com on Health and Human Services, if favorable, Appropriations|
|S47||State of the State speech.||H||02/07/2013||Rec From Senate|