This came in after this legislative calendar in this article had been prepared. The NCGA website has not yet changed their calendar to reflect this announcement from the Lieutenant Governor.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
General Assembly Will Hold Special Session to Stop Radical Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance
Raleigh, N.C. - Senate and House leaders announced Monday they have obtained the necessary three-fifths majority in both chambers and will convene a special session on Wednesday to address a radical Charlotte City Council ordinance allowing men to share public bathrooms and locker rooms with young girls and women.
Below is a joint statement from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, President of the Senate, and House Speaker Tim Moore:
"The Senate and House have received the necessary number of signatures from members of the General Assembly to call themselves back into session. In accordance with the State Constitution, we will so call for a special session. We aim to repeal this ordinance before it goes into effect to provide for the privacy and protection of the women and children of our state. "
This is a return of a feature that was run on this blog until I suspended it when I started the Daily Weather Briefing because I could not handle running both at the same time and the Daily Weather Briefing was more popular, so I put the Legislative calendar and the NCGA Project in mothballs until I could handle running both projects at the same time. I believe that time has arrived.
The state legislature [link] is not in session and will reconvene on Monday, April 25, 2016 when the NC Senate [link] and the NC House [link] are scheduled to meet at 7 pm. Until then, committees will be doing the type of work that our local advisory boards do that meeting, then report to the County Commissioners or Town Board of Aldermen.
I have posted the calendar of scheduled legislative activity along with links to where you can listen online to our state legislators as they go about their tasks. I plan on listening and recording what I can, so be sure to check back later today and see what audio I've managed to upload.
Another good source of live and recorded audio of the NC General Assembly is Voter Radio. Check out their website.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
|2:00 pm||Committee on Access to Public Lands (LRC) [Website and Meeting Notices]||544 LOB [LIVE AUDIO]|