Civitas Institue By Angela Hight, January 9, 2014
On Wednesday, May 14, the North Carolina General Assembly will reconvene at noon for what is called the “short session.” One thing that people may not realize about the short session is there are crossover bills that will be eligible to be considered.
According to the General Assembly Website crossover bills are:
a. Senate bills and resolutions introduced in 2013 that passed third reading in the Senate and were received by the House in 2013, or
b. House bills and resolutions introduced in 2013 that passed third reading in the House by May 16, 2013 and were received in the Senate by May 20, 2013
c. However, any bill otherwise meeting these deadlines is not eligible for consideration if it:
i. Violates the rules of the receiving chamber; and
ii. Is disposed of in the other house by tabling, unfavorable committee report, indefinite postponement, or failure to pass any reading