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LawHow an Idea Becomes a Law

This is a simplified chart of the steps an idea must go through before it becomes law in North Carolina. Of course, the actual progress of a bill through the General Assembly is much more complicated than what is indicated here, and it is important to keep in mind that at any point along this route a bill can "die" and never become law. However, for those ideas that do make their way into law, this is the path generally followed:

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