Raleigh, N.C. — Here's what's happening in the General Assembly on Thursday, April 18:
- Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources committee again debates a proposal to let Duke Energy recoup the costs of major projects upfront instead of through rate increases over time (10 a.m., 1124/1224 LB)
- Senate Health Care considers a bill to allow restaurants to reuse oyster shells as serving dishes (10 a.m., 643 LOB)
- Senate Commerce and Insurance takes up changes to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (11 a.m., 1027/1128 LB)
- Senate Pensions, Retirement and Aging committee considers allowing teachers that switch jobs between charter schools and local school districts to transfer their accrued leave time (11 a.m., 1124/1224 LB)
- The House is on spring break and has no floor votes scheduled.
- The Senate will convene at noon and is expected to take up proposals to allow nonprofits to hold charity game nights where alcohol is served, define mini-trucks in state statutes and add the 40-mile Northern Peaks Trail between Boone and West Jefferson to the state trails system.