AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN EXTRA SESSION WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE ISSUANCE OF A DECLARATION OF A STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY AND PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CONVENE UPON LEGISLATIVE CALL IN THE EVENT THE GOVERNOR DOES NOT PROVIDE A DATE TO CONVENE IN EXTRA SESSION.
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.