Today@NCCapitol (April 20): Crossover is nigh

Posted April 20

Legislative Building

— With a week to go until the General Assembly's "crossover" deadline, legislative activity is picking up quickly.

Crossover is the date by which most bills must clear either the House or the Senate to remain alive during the two-year session. So, lawmakers are cramming committee calendars with pending bills to get as many to a floor vote by next Thursday as possible.

Measures expected to get hearings Thursday include a four-year moratorium on new wind farms in the state, a repeal of local impact fees on developers, a pot of money for the state superintendent of public instruction to hire staff without State Board of Education approval, looser billboard regulations, the creation of a state fried chicken festival and a proposed amendment to the state constitution declaring North Carolina a right-to-work state.

Looking for something else? Check out the daily legislative calendar published by the General Assembly.


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