Government Relations Update

February 15th, 2021

The Capital Report

See the latest update from our lobbyist, The Policy Group, below.


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Education News for North Carolina

Legislative Info & Acronyms

Glossary of Legislative Terms


Biennium- A two-year term of legislative activity

Public Bill- Legislation enacted into law that applies to the public at large

Local Bill- Legislation put into law that has limited application (How many counties)- Local bills do not have to be signed by the governor

Sponsor- The legislator who presents a bill or resolution for consideration

Resolution- A document that expresses the sentiment or intent of the legislature or a chamber. Resolutions, when finalized, go to the Secretary of State


DPI = NC Department of Public Instruction

LEA = Local Education Agency

NCGA = North Carolina General Assembly

LB/LOB = Legislative Building/Legislative Office Building

SBE = North Carolina State Board of Education

SISP = Specialized Instructional Support Personnel


HB/SB = House Bill/Senate Bill

JR = Joint Resolution

SL = Session Law

GS = General Statute

PCS = Proposed Committee Substitute