Bill Summaries: H1054 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 30 2020 - View summary

    Subject to voter approval at the statewide general election in November 2020 and effective January 1, 2021, amends Section 5 of Article III and Section 11 of Article II of the NC Constitution. Requires the Governor to convene the NCGA in an extra session within 14 days of issuing a statewide state of emergency declaration if the NCGA has jointly adjourned for more than 14 days and is not scheduled to reconvene in regular session within 14 days of the declaration. Directs that if the Governor fails to do so, the NCGA must convene in extra session during the statewide state of emergency upon receipt by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of written requests signed by the majority of their respective chambers. Sets out ballot language.