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Looking for Biographical Information about General Assembly Members?

The North Carolina Manual, published by the N. C. Department of the Secretary of State, is a popular resource for biographical summaries of members and officials of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of state government. Published biennially since the early 1900s, this reference also contains historical data and descriptions of North Carolina’s state agencies.  We have 1915 to date in our collection; earlier years are available at the State LibraryCome by and browse what we have!
We’re Closing Early this Friday


The Legislative Library will close at 2:30 this Friday afternoon (1/29/16) for a staff event.  We’ll reopen to the public at 8 o’clock on Monday morning.  Sorry for any inconvenience.   Thank you.

New Laws in Effect January 1st!
Click here to check out the public law provisions enacted during the 2013-2014 & 2015-2016 sessions with an effective date of January 1, 2016.

Any questions?  Contact a member of the Legislative Library staff at (919) 733-9390.
Library Holiday Hours!


We’ll be closed for the holidays on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 23rd - 25th and again on Friday, January 1st.  Any questions… please call 919-733-9390 for more information.   Happy New Year!
2015 Occupancy Tax Overview!
The 2015 Occupancy Tax Overview is now available at the NCGA website. 
You can find this useful Table at our Library’s Collections page under Legislative Publications or go to:
http://www.ncleg.net/documentsites/legislativepublications
/Research%20Division/Occupancy%20Tax%20Overviews
/Occupancy%20Tax%20Overview.pdf
Looking for Legislative Session Statistics?
The Library has compiled a chart beginning with the 1965 session through 2015 showing convening and adjournment dates, bill introductions, ratifications, and session length statistics for all regular and extra sessions.  You can find this chart at our Library’s Research page under Other Historical Resources or click here.
Senate Audio (2006-2010) Now Available!!
Audio of Senate floor debate (2006-2010) is now available online via the NC Archives.
http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/home/collections/senate-audio

The House chamber audio archive is online at the NCGA website beginning with the 2009 session.

For information about the materials available to research North Carolina legislative history, check out our library guide ~ Legislative History: Step by Step.

Any further research questions? Contact the Legislative Library at 919-733-9390.  We’re here to help!

What Bills Are Pending on the Governor’s Desk?
Wondering what bills are still awaiting the Governor’s action?  Click here to find out.
Free Workshop! Using Private Collections for Genealogical Research

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10am - 11am: Using Private Collections for Genealogical Research
Presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina.

Materials such as family papers, church and organizational records can be valuable resources when conducting genealogical research.  We will discuss private collections, what kinds of information you can find and the holdings of the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina.

Program Location:
Archives/State Library Building
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina

To register or for more information please call (919)807-7450 or email slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov.

You’ll find more information on the Government and Heritage Library Blog.

2013-2014 & 2015-2016 Legislation 'Effective July 1, 2015'

Click here to view the major public law provisions enacted during the 2013-2014 & 2015-2016 sessions with a July 1, 2015 effective date. This document will be updated regularly as more 2015 Session Laws are enacted.

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