RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina General Assembly acted on scores of bills this week while heading toward a self-imposed deadline designed to weed out policy legislation that has little support.
The House approved nearly 50 bills during a two-day work week ending Thursday. The Senate approved several more. Committees from both chambers also met frequently, as ideas unrelated to taxes and spending that don't pass at least one chamber by April 27 are essentially dead until 2019.
Bills passing the House on Thursday include those designed to encourage broadband expansion in rural areas and ensure treatment for young people with autism are covered by health insurance. Other measures extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims to sue and revive tuition waivers for seniors to take some community college courses.
Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:
- Mother of slain Charlotte woman begs judge not to accept plea deal
- FBI agents raid $1.2 million Lake Wylie lakefront home
- WATCH: Keith Monday's Friday forecast
- Man stabbed outside Epicentre in uptown Charlotte, police say
- Carolina Panthers 2017 regular season schedule released
- VIDEO: John Ahrens sings National Anthem at Charlotte Knights game
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Dozens of bills clear House or Senate as deadline nears
North Carolina NAACP leader says he'll stay for rest of term
Chief justice: Ask voters if judges should be appointed
22-year-old dies after falling 70 feet from waterfall in North Carolina
Man dies after falling from a waterfall in North Carolina