North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesSenate
House of Representatives
History
FoundedNovember 17, 1715
(303 years ago)
 (1715-11-17)
Leadership
Dan Forest (R)
Since January 7, 2013
Phil Berger (R)
Since January 26, 2011
Tim Moore (R)
Since January 15, 2015
Seats170 voting members
  • 50 senators
  • 120 representatives
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
Next election
November 3, 2020
Meeting place
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North Carolina Legislative Building
Raleigh, North Carolina, www.ncleg.net

The North Carolina General Assembly is the bicameral legislature of the State government of North Carolina. The legislature consists of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The General Assembly meets in the North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.[1]

Overview

The General Assembly drafts and legislates the state laws of North Carolina, also known as the General Statutes. The General Assembly is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the North Carolina House of Representatives (formerly the North Carolina House of Commons until 1868) and the North Carolina Senate. The House has 120 members, while the Senate has 50.[2] There are no term limits for either chamber.