Bill Summary for H 218 (2019-2020)

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Feb 27 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 218 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE BROADCAST TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF TELEVISING ALL SESSIONS.
Intro. by D. Hall, Saine, Jones.

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Requires the House of Representatives (House) to provide the general public with video access of its daily legislative sessions. Requires the Information Systems Division (ISD) to archive the recordings and make them available on the General Assembly website. Requires the UNC Center for Public Television to broadcast daily House sessions that are of particular public importance. 

Creates the nine-member House Select Committee on Televising Legislative Sessions to study the feasibility of creating a new channel for use by the UNC Center for Public Television to broadcast all House sessions. Requires a report to the NCGA by April 15, 2020 and terminates the Committee upon the earlier of the report submission or April 15, 2020.

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