The first work day of the General Assembly was a busy one, with 25 bills being filed in both the House and Senate. The bills span many areas that will be debated this session, including education, gay marriage, and the right to bear arms.  


The bills filed include those that would:

  • give more leeway to school districts to shift their instructional calendar.

  • allow magistrates and Register of Deeds workers to refuse to perform marriage duties because of strongly held religious objections.

  • restore the right to own a firearm to certain felons convicted of non-violent crimes before December 1995.

  • make statewide elections for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court partisan again. They have been officially nonpartisan since 2004.

  • allow food stands to provide tables and chairs to customers.

  • and invite Gov. Pat McCrory to deliver his State of the State address on Feb. 4. 

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