Council Work Session,
NC Legislative Agenda (AD12-014)
Consideration of a 2012 NC Legislative Agenda
Speaker: Lana Hygh
From: Ben Shivar, Town Manager
Prepared by: Lana Hygh, Assistant to the Town Manager
Approved by: Benjamin T. Shivar, Town Manager
Approved by: Michael J. Bajorek,
Executive Summary: The General Assembly convenes in May for the short session. Staff recommends that Council adopt advocacy principles and a 2012 legislative agenda.
Background: Each year, Council adopts an advocacy agenda for the upcoming session of the General Assembly.
In 2011, Council’s adopted Legislative Agenda included a request to add
Discussion: The 2012 session is scheduled to convene on May 16. The matters to be considered in this short session are limited by an adopted resolution to bills affecting the state budget, amending the Constitution, bill previously passed in one house and received in the other (“crossover”), implementing recommendations of study commissions and non-controversial local bills, as well as other specialized topics. A non-controversial local bill is defined as one in which all members of the local delegation approve its introduction.
Staff has prepared advocacy principles for council consideration as well as specific legislative requests. The advocacy principles are meant to provide a foundation on which the specific requests are then based and which will also provide staff with guidance when unanticipated actions are taken that need an immediate response.
Fiscal Impact: N/A
Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council adopt advocacy principles and a 2012 NC Legislative Agenda.