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How a Bill becomes a Law: What Schoolhouse Rock missed

On the last day of the General Assembly session, sometimes things move a bit faster than they did in the 70's cartoon – or even in NC's official graphic version of "How an idea becomes a law."  In the above photo, members of the NC Senate are having what sometimes passes for a "committee meeting" in the rushed atmosphere of the last few days of the legislature – a hurried gathering on the floor on the chamber around the committee chairman's desk.  In this case, careful consideration and discussion is being given to the huge bill detailing what important issues the legislature and other groups will study for further action in the coming year.

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