Weekly Legislative Update - Friday, September 1, 2017

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Legislative Update

September 1, 2017



The Week In Review

General Assembly Approves Legislative Maps 


The focus of the General Assembly this week was finalizing legislative district maps that will go before a panel of three federal judges next week. The judges will either approve the General Assembly’s maps for the 2018 elections or order the creation of court-developed maps. Alternatively, the legislative maps could be redrawn by a third party if the federal judges do not approve the newly drawn districts.


  • Details on the Senate redistricting plan are available at this LINK.
  • Details on the House redistricting plan are available at this LINK.


Prior to adjourning, the General Assembly passed an Adjournment Resolution (SJR 692which outlines the matters that can be considered upon their return on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The Short Session of the General Assembly will reconvene on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.



Senate Map

Maps are hyperlinked to the NCGA electronic versions.

House Map

K-12 Education Bills Receiving Action this Week

In addition to finalizing legislative maps, the General Assembly acted upon the following education bills:


HB 482:  County Comm. Role in School Bldg Acquisition


The list of conferees appointed to work through House and Senate differences pertaining to HB 482 has been modified.  The new list can be viewed here. The latest edition of this bill clarifies that the amount spent on acquiring school buildings is subject to the approval of county boards of commissioners.


HB 770:  Various Clarifying Changes 


The Governor’s veto of HB 770 was overridden by the Senate on August 30, 2017 and is now Session Law 2017-206. This bill amends statutes governing the calculation of school achievement and growth scores and school report cards to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.


Upcoming State Board of Education (SBE) Meeting

NC State Board of Education Seal

SBE is scheduled to meet next week on Wednesday, September 6th beginning at 10:00 am and Thursday, September 7th beginning at 9:00 a.m.. The agendas can be can be accessed here.  Agendas from previous SBE meetings and live stream audio of the meetings can be accessed here.

DPI Logo

See this link for a complete list of bills impacting K-12 education.

Legislative Calendar

Tuesday, September 12

  1:00 p.m.:  Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting (House)                   Room 544:  Audio


Wednesday, October 4

 12:00 p.m.:  House Session Convenes                                                            House Chamber:  Audio

 12:00 p.m.:  Senate Session Convenes                                                           Senate Chamber:  Audio


North Carolina General Assembly 



    • Cecilia Holden  –  Director of Legislative Affairs and Special Initiatives  |  919-807-4035
    • Robb Jansen  –  Policy Development Analyst  |  919-807-3407
    • Anne Murtha  –  Legislative Specialist  |  919-807-3403

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