There’s nothing quite more thrilling for state government geeks (like us) than the annual publication of the General Assembly’s Summaries of Substantive Ratified Legislation.
This weedy tome, of which only a few hundred are printed, is produced at the end of each legislative session by the good folks of the Research Division. The Research Division is a non-partisan central office in the Legislative Building that provides research, bill drafting, policy analysis and library services to Representative Brawley and other members of the state legislature.
The Research Division (expertly led by its director, Mr. Walker Reagan) employs a highly-trained and experienced group of lawyers, legislative analysts, research assistants, law librarians, and other professional support staff. It’s quite an operation — and frankly, without them, not much in Raleigh would get done.
Anyway, we’ve extracted the juicy bits from the Research Division’s official report — which is an invaluable resource to members, their staffs, and issue advocates — and reformatted the whole thing for easier reading here online. We’ve also added gobs of additional links within the text (to things like state agencies, legislative committees, official reports and whatnot) for your further information and convenience.