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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

NC General Assembly 03-12-2013

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. ???

Here is the legislative calendar...

8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation (Joint) -- CANCELLED

1228/1327 LB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Joint)

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

415 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Joint)

421 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources (Joint)

423 LOB
8:30 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Joint)

643 LOB
10:00 AM
Judiciary I (Senate)
Mechanics Liens/Technical Corrections (H180)
Public Meeting/Records Law Violations (discussion only) (S125)
1027/1128 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary II (Senate)
Lily's Law (S117)
1124/1224 LB
10:00 AM
Health and Human Services (House)
Enact CON Committee Recommendations. (H83)
Physician Suprvsn. Required/Nurse Anesthetist. (H181)
1228/1327 LB
11:00 AM
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources (Senate)
Various Emergency Management Changes (S38)
Limit Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (S171)
Cleveland/Polk/Rutherford Trapping Repeal (H33)
544 LOB
11:15 AM
Commerce -- CORRECTED (Senate)
Utilities/Design/Survey Location Services. (S9)
1027/1128 LB
12:00 PM
State and Local Government -- CORRECTED (Senate)
Carrboro Office of Alderman. (S128)
Hookerton/Maysville Satellite Annexations. (S177)
Onslow Public-Private Partnership. (S75)
1124/1224 LB
12:00 PM
Transportation (House)
Permanent License Plates for Charter Schools. (H67)
Require Safety Helmets/18 and Under. (H109)
Revise Laws for Unoccupied School Buses. (H117)
643 LOB
1:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

1:00 PM
Insurance -- CANCELLED (House)
Dept. of Insurance/Public Health Service Act. (H170)
1228/1327 LB
2:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate)

4:00 PM
Elections (Public Hearing) -- CORRECTED (House)

643 LOB