Bill Deadlines

These are the deadlines for Senators and Representatives to introduce bills in the 2011 Session of the General Assembly:

Senate

To Bill Drafting Introduction
  4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Local bills and resolutions* March 1 March 9
Public bills and resolutions* March 25 April 12
Other resolutions** None None
     

House***

To Bill Drafting

4:00 pm
Introduction

3:00 pm
Bills recommended by study commissions March 1 March 9
Bills requested by state agencies March 8 March 16
Local bills March 16 March 30
Public, non-money bills March 24 April 6
Appropriations bills Aprill 20 May 4
Public finance bills April 20 May 4
Resolutions**** None***** None*****
     
The date by which legislation must pass its chamber of origin and be sent to the other chamber to be eligible for consideration in that chamber (Crossover Deadline) is June 9, 2011.  This deadline does not apply to finance or appropriations bills and adjournment resolutions.
* The only memorializing resolutions eligible for introduction in the Senate are those which solely honor a deceased person or a North Carolina institution, or both.
** There is no Senate deadline for introducing resolutions honoring the memory of deceased persons or adjourning the N.C. General Assembly.
*** House deadlines do not apply to redistricting bills establishing Congressional, state or local legislative districts, nor to measures ratifying amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
**** The only memorializing resolutions eligible for introduction in the House are those which honor the memory of deceased persons.
***** However, resolutions recommended by study commissions or House standing committees are subject to the March 24/April 6 deadlines shown above.