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Constitution of North Carolina

ARTICLE II Legislative

Sec. 4. Number of Representatives.

The House of Representatives shall be composed of 120 Representatives, biennially chosen by ballot.

History Note. - The provisions of this section are similar to those of Art. II, § 5, Const. 1868, as amended in § 1872-1873, 1962 and 1968.

Defeated Amendment Proposals. - An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1981, c. 504, s. 1, and defeated at the election held June 29, 1982, would have provided that Representatives be chosen quadrennially.

An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1985, c. 768, s. 11, and defeated at the primary election held on May 6, 1986, would have added "Except that there shall be no election in 1988, and elections shall be conducted in 1989 and biennially thereafter" at the end of the section.

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