A JOINT RESOLUTION ADJOURNING THE 2013 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO A DATE CERTAIN AND LIMITING THE MATTERS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED UPON RECONVENING.
Provides that the Senate and the House of Representatives (House) will adjourn on July 26, 2013, and reconvene on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at noon. Limits the matters that may be considered during the reconvened session to the following: (1) bills affecting the budget, as described, provided the bill is submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by May 16, 2014, and introduced in the House or filed for introduction in the Senate by May 27, 2014; (2) bills amending the NC Constitution; (3) bills and resolutions introduced in 2013 that passed the crossover deadline and were not disposed of in the other house by tabling, unfavorable committee report, indefinite postponement, or failure to pass any reading and which do not violate the receiving house's rules; (4) bills and resolutions implementing recommendations of specified commissions and committees, provided the bill is submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by May 14, 2014, and filed for introduction in the Senate or introduced in the House by May 21, 2014; (5) any noncontroversial local bill, as described, that is submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by May 21, 2014, and introduced in the House or filed for introduction in the Senate by May 28, 2014, accompanied by a certificate saying no public hearing will be required or asked for, the bill is noncontroversial, and that the bill is approved for introduction by each member of the House and Senate whose district includes the area to which the bill applies; (6) selection, appointment, or confirmation of state board and commission members; (7) any matter authorized by joint resolution; (8) a joint resolution authorizing the introduction of such a bill; (9) any bill affecting state or local pension or retirement systems, provided the bill is submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by May 21, 2014, and introduced in the House or filed for introduction in the Senate by May 28, 2014; (10) joint, House, or Senate resolutions authorized under Senate Rule 40(b) or House Rule 31; (11) bills concerning redistricting; (12) bills vetoed by the Governor, to consider overriding the veto; (13) election law bills; (14) bills to disapprove rules under GS 150B-21.3 [effective date of rules provision under Administrative Procedure Act]; and (15) a joint resolution adjourning the 2013 Regular Session, sine die.
Permits the Speaker of the House or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to authorize committees or subcommittees to meet during the interims between sessions to perform three listed functions.
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