North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly is a bicameral legislature consisting of a 50-member senate and a 120-member house of representatives. All legislators are elected to 2-year terms. The lieutenant governor presides over the senate, and the house elects a speaker as its presiding officer. The Legislature meets biennially. 2006 Convening Date: May 9, 2006.
Regular Sessions. The General Assembly shall meet in regular session in 1973 and every two years thereafter on the day prescribed by law. Neither house shall proceed upon public business unless a majority of all of its members are actually present.
Extra sessions on legislative call. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall convene the General Assembly in extra session by their joint proclamation upon receipt by the President of the Senate of written requests therefor signed by three-fifths of all the members of the Senate and upon receipt by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of written requests therefor signed by three-fifths of all the members of the House of Representatives.