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Constitution of North Carolina

ARTICLE II Legislative

Sec. 11. Sessions.

(1) Regular sessions. The General Assembly shall meet in regular session in 1973 and every two years thereafter on the day prescribed by law. Neither house shall proceed upon public business unless a majority of all of its members are actually present.

(2) Extra sessions on legislative call. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall convene the General Assembly in extra session by their joint proclamation upon receipt by the President of the Senate of written requests therefor signed by three-fifths of all the members of the Senate and upon receipt by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of written requests therefor signed by three-fifths of all the members of the House of Representatives.

(1969, c. 1270, s. 1.)

Cross References. - As to the convening of the regular session of the Senate and House of Representatives, see G.S. § 120-11.1.

History Note. - The provisions of subsection (1) of this section are similar to those of Art. II, § 2, Const. 1868, as amended in § 1872-1873, by the Convention of 1875 and in 1956.

Defeated Amendment Proposals. - An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1985, c. 768, s. 12, and defeated at the primary election held on May 6, 1986, would have amended this section by substituting "1987, and in 1990 and every two years thereafter" for "1973 and every two years thereafter" in subsection (1).

CASE NOTES

Cited in North Carolina State Bar v. DuMont, 304 N.C. 627, 286 S.E.2d 89 (1982); Newsome v. North Carolina State Bd. of Elections, 105 N.C. App. 499, 415 S.E.2d 201 (1992).

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