The Greensboro News-Record provides this overview of the legislative session, informing readers that 205 bills were passed during the short 2012 legislative session.
If you’ve been walking around North Carolina for the last few months thinking the state had enough laws, the General Assembly has some mildly interesting news for you: State legislators passed 205 bills and resolutions during the short session that ended July 3 — an average of seven for every day that the General Assembly met.
Some were huge in scope, like the state’s annual $20 billion-plus budget. A few were controversial, like the bill that sets the stage for the state to legalize hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and another that did away with key elements of the Racial Justice Act.
The article goes on to highlight nine specific bills, spanning from new authorization for judges to seize private property to stiffer penalties for human trafficking.
Of course, don’t forget to check out the Civitas Institute’s Bad Bill of the Year tournament, where you can help decide what was the worst piece of legislation in 2012.