State and Local Government Committee, North Carolina State Senate

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The State and Local Government Committee is a standing committee of the North Carolina State Senate.

Per Section 31 of the Senate Rules, committees of the North Carolina State Senate are assigned by the President Pro Tempore. The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The President Pro Tempore shall have the right and the authority to appoint the chair and vice-chair of each standing committee.[1] The President Pro Tempore and the Deputy President Pro Tempore shall serve as ex officio members of each standing committee and subcommittee.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Resolution 1


The function of State and Local Committee is to review and monitor local government debt to see if there are any issues the state needs to address. Specifically, the committee looks at debt over $1 million that does not deal with a school, administrative, court, or jail facility. The committee has an advisory capacity only.[3][4]

Committee members


State and Local Government Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (11)
Don DavisJim Davis, Co-Chair
Eleanor KinnairdTommy Tucker, Co-Chair
Gene McLaurinTrudy Wade, Vice Chairman
Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.Tamara Barringer
Gladys A. RobinsonStan Bingham
Michael P. WaltersBill Cook
Thom Goolsby
Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr.
Brent Jackson
Louis Pate
Jeff Tarte

2011 Session

External links


  1. North Carolina State Legislature, "Senate Resolution 1," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 31)
  2. North Carolina State Legislature, "Senate Resolution 1," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 34(b))
  3. Information submitted by Sen. Jim Davis via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 29, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.