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Thursday, February 7, 2013

NC General Assembly 02-07-2013

**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.

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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...

10:00 AM
Session Convenes (House)

11:30 AM
Session Convenes (Senate)

CORRECTED -- Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs (House)

421 LOB
12:45 PMLeg Black Caucus Exec. Committee1124/1224 LB

Bills with Senate Actions on 02/07/2013

Total Bill Actions: 24
BillShort TitleActionDateAction Text
S10Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act.S02/07/2013Amend Adopted A5
S02/07/2013Amend Adopted A6
S02/07/2013Passed 3rd Reading
S14Increase Access To Career/Technical Ed.S02/07/2013Passed 2nd Reading
S02/07/2013Passed 3rd Reading
S60The Opossum Right-to-Work Act.S02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
S02/07/2013Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
S61Nuclear Security Guards No Liability.S02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
S02/07/2013Ref To Com On Judiciary II
S6242nd Senatorial District Local Act-1.S02/07/2013Filed
S63ABC Permit for Dessert Bar.S02/07/2013Filed
S64IRC Update.S02/07/2013Filed
S6518th Senatorial District Local Act-1.S02/07/2013Filed
S66Ag. Ed./FFA Day in North Carolina.S02/07/2013Filed
S6731st Senatorial District Local Act-1.S02/07/2013Filed
S68Arts Education as a Graduation Requirement.S02/07/2013Filed
S69Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Plate.S02/07/2013Filed
S70Kilah's Law/Increase Child Abuse Penalties.S02/07/2013Filed
S71Amend Irrigation Contractors Licensing Laws.S02/07/2013Filed
S72Amend UCC Article 4A/Funds Transfers.S02/07/2013Filed
S73Local Workforce Dev./Dislocated Workers.S02/07/2013Filed
S74Board of Law Examiners/Update Expense Law.S02/07/2013Filed
S75Onslow Public-Private Partnership.S02/07/2013Filed
Total Bills with Actions: 18

Bills with House Actions on 02/07/2013

Total Bill Actions: 31
BillShort TitleActionDateAction Text
H8Eminent Domain.H02/07/2013Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013
H19Respect our Fallen Heroes.H02/07/2013Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013
H25Amend Felony Breaking or Entering.H02/07/2013Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013
H29Methamphetamine/Offense/Penalties.H02/07/2013Withdrawn From Cal
H02/07/2013Re-ref Com On Health and Human Services
H64Honor Legislative Bldg's 50th Anniversary.H02/07/2013Ratified
H02/07/2013Ch. Res 2013-2
H66Captivity License and Permit Amendments.-ABH02/07/2013Placed On Cal For 02/12/2013
H73Funds for Warren County Free Clinic, Inc.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref To Com On Appropriations
H74Periodic Review and Expiration of Rules.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref To Com On Regulatory Reform
H75Kilah's Law/Increase Child Abuse Penalties.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref to the Com on Judiciary Subcommittee B, if favorable, Appropriations
H76Authorize Various Special Plates.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref to the Com on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, if favorable, Transportation, if favorable, Finance
H77Board of Law Examiners/Update Expense Law.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref To Com On Finance
H78Amend UCC Article 4A/Funds Transfers.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref To Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A
H80UNC BOG Vacancy Nomination.H02/07/2013Filed
H81Election to UNC Board of Governors.H02/07/2013Filed
H82Internal Revenue Code Update.H02/07/2013Filed
H83Enact CON Committee Recommendations.H02/07/2013Filed
H84Enact Medical Cannabis Act.H02/07/2013Filed
H85Ag. Ed./FFA Day in North Carolina.H02/07/2013Filed
H86Restore Wallace to Wilmington Railroad.H02/07/2013Filed
H87Lenoir County Local Option Sales Tax.H02/07/2013Filed
S4No N.C. Exchange/No Medicaid Expansion.H02/07/2013Passed 1st Reading
H02/07/2013Ref to the Com on Health and Human Services, if favorable, Appropriations
S47State of the State speech.H02/07/2013Rec From Senate
Total Bills with Actions: 22