Bill to cap legislative terms may have to wait until November

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Submitted: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:15am
Updated: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:18am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is
cleaning up several laws approved this year before leaving town
Wednesday, but a measure to let voters decide whether to cap time
served by legislative leaders may have to wait.

A House committee agreed Tuesday to a compromise with senators
on the tweaks to new laws, including the delay of a new requirement
for young drivers to record hours they drive before they get a full
provisional license until Jan. 1. The bill also would allow bail
bondsmen to access court records online for a fee.

It looks less likely House and Senate Republicans will agree on
a constitutional amendment limiting how long the House speaker and
Senate leader can serve. The Senate hasn’t appointed negotiators.

The Legislature could return to Raleigh in November.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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