Republican legislative leaders are targeting June 17 as the date they’ll adjourn the long session of the General Assembly.
Under that timetable, lawmakers would return to Raleigh for two special sessions before they reconvene for the short session in May 2012.
The first special session would commence on July 11 to do the task of redistricting congressional and legislative maps. Lawmakers would redraw the 13 congressional districts, 50 state Senate districts and 120 state House districts based on the 2010 Census.
Then at a later, still undetermined date, legislators would return to Raleigh for a special session to deal with proposed constitutional amendments.
A number of proposed amendments to the N.C. Constitution have come forward in this legislative session. Three have already passed the House: One placing term limits on legislative leadership, another reorganizing the public school governance and another protecting property owners from eminent domain abuse.
Other proposals include an amendment to ban same-sex marriages and a broader legislative term limits measure.