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North Carolina Legislative Week in Review
The General Assembly’s 2010 budget proposal moved once step closer to completion this week as the Senate voted 30-16 on Thursday night to approve its version of the annual spending measure. The bill, which would create a $19 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, will move to the House next week. House leaders plan to convene a public hearing before proceeding with committee hearings and debates that will likely consume much of the next two weeks. The public hearing will take place on Monday, May 24th at 7 p.m. at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh.
- The deadline for bills recommended by study commissions passed on Wednesday, May 19.
- Bills affecting the 2010-2011 budget must be filed by Tuesday, May 25.
- Local bills and bills affecting state or local pensions or retirement systems must be filed by Wednesday, May 26.
- Appointments, Constitutional amendments, resolutions honoring deceased persons, resolutions authorizing other bills, bills disapproving of administrative rules and adjournment resolutions are eligible to be filed in 2010 but have no filing deadline.