The NC General Assembly

James Smith

The creator of your state laws!

Your General Assembly drafts and legislates the state laws you abide by, which are also known as the General Statutes. The General Assembly is a bicameral legislature, the NC House of Representatives (formerly known as the NC House of Commons until 1868) and the NC Senate. The House has 120 members, while the Senate has 50. The Senate has less since its members represent larger districts. Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms. Starting with the 2002 election, each legislator can only represent a single district.

Our Meeting Place since 1963

We meet in North Carolina State Legislative Building in Raliegh. Check out our next meeting time at our website! Also find out who your being represented by.

Your Elected Leaders

President of the Senate/ Lt. Governor- Dan Forest

President Pro Tempore- Phil Berger

Speaker of the House- Tim Moore

Similarities and Differences between US and NC Legislative Branches


  • both are bicameral legislations with a Senate and a House
  • representatives serve two year terms
  • the structure of officials and titles
  • can impapeach corresponding government officials
  • concurrent powers


  • districts in states get one legislator in the House
  • US House and Senate have separate buildings
  • US congress can change the constitution
  • difference in reserved and delegated powers