SALISBURY - Rowan County Representative Harry Warren provides a weekly newsletter to WBTV to tell constituents about what's happening in the North Carolina General Assembly.
Here, unedited, is the weekly newsletter:
You may have heard talk on the local news channels that this past week was “crossover” week at the General Assembly. Today was the deadline for bills that originate in one legislative chamber to be passed out and sent to the opposite chamber. All bills originating in the House needed to pass through any remaining committees and then be passed on the House Floor by the end of business today.
The same was true for bills originating in the Senate. As a result, there were some very heavily scheduled committee meetings and long sessions this week. Monday sessions begin at 7:00 p. m. and adjourn when the calendar is completed. This past Monday there were 30 bills scheduled for a vote.