NCACC Weekly Update — March 11, 2022 | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    This week, the General Assembly returned to Raleigh and took up several votes, including an adjournment resolution for the 2021 session. That bill, Senate Joint Resolution 748 Adjournment Resolution to Date Certain, sets out the General Assembly's schedule for the next few months and sets the start date for the 2022 Legislative Short Session. The Resolution sets forth the General Assembly's return on April 4, 2022 - April 6, 2022, and then again on May 4, 2022 - May 6, 2022. Although those dates have been set aside as dates for legislative work, General Assembly leaders indicate it's unlikely any votes will take place. The Resolution additionally sets out that when the General Assembly adjourns on May 6, 2022, it will stand adjourned until May 18, 2022. The return on May 18, 2022 will commence the 2022 Legislative Short Session. The Resolution further sets out what bills and issues may be considered during the 2022 Legislative Short Session.

    In addition to passing the adjournment resolution, the General Assembly also approved a budget technical corrections bill. House Bill 243 Budget Technical Corrections makes various, mostly technical, changes to various budget appropriations and other policy bills. Additionally, the Senate attempted to override the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 173 Free the Smiles Act allowing parents to opt their children out of any mask mandates imposed in K-12 public schools, regardless of any state or local law to the contrary mandating masks to be worn in public and/or indoor places. However, the measure did not pass by the necessary 3/5 threshold to override the veto.
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