From Idea to Law, North Carolina's Legal System

Richardson, Daniel
August 2002
Monkeyshines on America;Aug2002 North Carolina Issue, p24
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This article presents information on the way a bill becomes a law in North Carolina. Before a bill can be presented the legislator introducing the bill must have the bill typed or printed. The presiding officer of the House calls for the introduction of bills and the legislator sponsoring the bill presents it. The bill is read aloud. The bill is then handed over to the proper committee. The committee members give the bill either a positive recommendation, a negative recommendation, or no report. If the bill is not recommended by the committee the bill is dead. Any dead bill may be re-introduced later with slight changes.


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