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When is the General Assembly in Session?
The General Assembly meets in accordance with rules set forth in both the North Carolina General Statutes and the State Constitution:

NC General Statute:
120-11.1. Time of meeting.
The regular session of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be held biennially beginning at 9:00 A.M. on the second Wednesday in January next after their election, and on that day they shall meet solely to elect officers, adopt rules, and otherwise organize the session. When they adjourn that day, they stand adjourned until 12:00 noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January next after their election. (1967, c. 1181; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1066, s. 21; 2012, c. 194, s. 66.5(a).)

Article 2 of the North Carolina Constitution:
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.

  • 2001 Convening Date: January 24, 2001
  • 2003 Convening Date: January 29, 2003
  • 2003 Adjourning Date: July 20, 2003
  • 2004 Convening Date: May 10, 2004
  • 2004 Adjournment Date: July 18, 2004
  • 2005 Convening Date: January 26, 2005
  • 2005 Adjournment Date: September 2, 2005
  • 2006 Convening Date: May 9, 2006
  • 2006 Adjournment Date: July 28, 2006
  • 2007 Convening Date: January 24, 2007
  • 2007 Adjournment Date: August 2, 2007
  • 2008 Convening Date: May 13, 2008
  • 2008 Adjournment Date: August 27, 2008
  • 2009 Convening Date: January 28, 2009
  • 2009 Adjournment Date: August 11, 2009
  • 2010 Convening Date: May 12, 2010
  • 2010 Adjournment Date: July 9, 2010
  • 2011 Convening Date: January 26, 2011
  • 2011 Adjournment Date: June 18, 2011
  • 2012 Convening Date: May 16, 2012
  • 2012 Adjournment Date: July 3, 2012
  • 2013 Convening Date: January 9, 2013 (January 9, 2013 was a one day organizational session and upon adjournment the NCGA convened on January 30, 2013.)
  • 2013 Adjournment Date: July 26, 2013
  • 2014 Convening Date: May 14, 2014
  • 2014 Adjournment Date: August 20, 2014
  • 2015 Convening Date: January 14, 2015 (For a one day organizational session and upon adjournment the NCGA will re-convene on January 28, 2015)
  • 2015 Adjournment Date: To Be Determined*
*There is no statutory or constitutional requirement for when Session must end.
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