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File #: 21-25    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion of Possible Remote Legislative Delegation Meeting and Adoption of Legislative Priorities for the 2021 Session of the General Assembly PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to request that the Town Council discuss their interest in scheduling a virtual legislative delegation meeting and to allow the Town Council to discuss and adopt the legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the NC General Assembly.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Draft Legislative Priorities 2021
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Discussion of Possible Remote Legislative Delegation Meeting and Adoption of Legislative Priorities for the 2021 Session of the General Assembly

 

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this item is to request that the Town Council discuss their interest in scheduling a virtual legislative delegation meeting and to allow the Town Council to discuss and adopt the legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the NC General Assembly.

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DEPARTMENT: Town Clerk

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Cathy Dorando

 

INFORMATION:  The N.C. General Assembly marked its ceremonial start to the 2021 legislative long session on January 13, 2021. In previous years, the Town Council has developed a package of legislative issues to discuss with the delegation.  Occasionally, this package has included a piece of local legislation that the Council would like to get passed.  The 2021 draft goals are attached.

 

Local bill deadlines are listed below:

 

Local bills in the House are due to the bill drafting office by March 3 and must be introduced by March 25.

 

Local bills in the Senate are due to bill drafting by Feb. 25 and must be introduced by March 11.

 

The current pandemic has led to virtual events for the past 10 months. If the Town Council would like to schedule a legislative meeting, it is advised that the event will be a virtual event held after 5PM. Please discuss if you want to schedule this meeting and be prepared to offer suggested dates and times that will then be offered to the delegation.

 

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: N/A

 

RECOMMENDATION:r Town staff recommends that the Council decide if they want to schedule a virtual meeting with the delegation and discuss and approve the list of legislative issues/priorities to discuss with our local delegation and, where appropriate, to propose local legislation in the upcoming session of the General Assembly.