State Government Relations

Through our state government relations activities, the NCBA communicates with members and staff of the North Carolina General Assembly, government officials, and third party stakeholders on issues of concern to our members. The General Assembly consists of two houses: the Senate, which has 50 members, and the House of Representatives, which consists of 120 members. The General Assembly meets in regular session beginning in January of each odd-numbered year, and adjourns to reconvene the following even-numbered year for a shorter session. The Senate and the House of Representatives meet on Monday evenings and during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. During the week, committee meetings are also held. The House of Representatives is presided over by a Speaker, elected from its membership. The presiding officer of the Senate (called the President of the Senate) is the Lieutenant Governor, who has no vote in the Senate except to break a tie. The Senate and House also elect other officers from their respective memberships including a President Pro Tempore in the Senate.

Should you have any questions regarding the NCBA’s state government relations, contact Nathan Batts (800-662-7044 or  For detailed information on the bills that the NCBA is tracking, members can refer to our Legislative Profile publication.

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