Legislative Summaries

Each year, School of Government faculty and professional staff members produce summaries of legislation of interest to local and state government officials. These summaries appear in a variety of formats; for your convenience, these summaries have all been collected and can be found below according to subject matter. A number of bills affect several subject matters and may be found in more than one document. To further investigate bills referred to in these summaries, explore the North Carolina General Assembly Web site. To access summaries of legislation published from 1955-2008, please visit North Carolina Legislation.

2013 Legislative Summaries

Children and Juvenile Law

Community Planning, Land Development, and Related Topics

Courts and Civil Procedure

Criminal Law and Procedure

Economic and Community Development


Ethics and Lobbying

General Assembly


Local Government and Local Finance

Mental Health

Public Purchasing and Contracting

Social Services


Legislative summaries from previous years

2012 Legislative Summaries

2011 Legislative Summaries

2010 Legislative Summaries

2009 Legislative Summaries

1998-2008 Legislative Summaries