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NCAR's 2014 Legislative Session Summary

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 25, 2014) - The 2013-14 biennium has wrapped. On August 20, state legislators adjourned and will return January 14 for the start of the 2015-16 biennium. There was consideration of a different adjournment resolution, which would have brought them back on November 17 for Medicaid reform. However, the House would not agree to return.

State lawmakers filed 2,162 bills during the 2013-2014 session and passed about 26 percent. Governor Pat McCrory could veto any of the bills that remain on his desk prior to September 20, which would call them back to Raleigh. The number of new laws and resolutions chaptered or awaiting his approval currently stands at 564, or 26 percent, including 516 session laws, 31 chaptered resolutions and 17 bills on his desk.

The filing numbers are similar to those of 2011-2012, when Republicans gained control of both chambers and adopted rules limiting the number of bills that each legislator could file. During that session, 2,195 bills were filed and 646, or 29 percent, passed. This is low in comparison to years when no filing limits existed. During the 2009-2010 session, 3,547 bills were filed and 837 became law. In 2007-2008, legislators filed 4,980 bills, leading to 880 new laws and resolutions.

Click the button below to read the full details on each legislative issue courtesy of Cady Thomas, NCAR Director of Government Affairs and her staff.

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