Another NC mini-session begins, with no action expected

May 4, 2022 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly will bypass work this week during another reconvened session that had been previously announced to take up any unexpected business.

The House and Senate gaveled in their floor meetings at midday Wednesday, and both adjourned within 15 minutes. The meetings were sparsely attended.

There are no plans for recorded votes before the session ends Friday, according to House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger.

When lawmakers held their last voting session in March, they scheduled two mini-sessions in April and May in which they could act if needed. No action occurred during the three-day session in April, either.

The full load of state lawmakers will return to Raleigh soon. The General Assembly’s traditional budget-adjusting session begins May 18. Berger said in an interview that he and Moore are aiming to complete that session by July 1.