AN ACT TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THE LENGTH OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS.
Subject to voter approval at the statewide election on November 6, 2018, amends Article II, Section 11, of the NC Constitution to limit the length of legislative sessions as follows. Requires that, beginning with the regular session in 2019, the General Assembly must jointly adjourn the regular session on or before June 30 of each calendar year. In odd-numbered years, allows the General Assembly to initially convene the regular session for no more than two consecutive calendar days, jointly adjourn for no more than 30 consecutive calendar days, and reconvene in regular session. Establishes that when the General Assembly jointly adjourns the regular session on or before June 30, it stands adjourned until at least January 1 of the following calendar year. Provides that no valid action other than a resolution of adjournment can be taken up by the General Assembly after the time limits prescribed have expired. Clarifies that these time limitations do not apply to any reconvened session called under Article III, Section 5, of the Constitution (pertaining to the power of the Governor to call the General Assembly by proclamation to convene in extra session).
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