The North Carolina General Assembly has quietly reconvened its work session before what’s expected to be busy days drawing new legislative districts, considering possible veto overrides and hearing about discharges of a little-studied chemical into a river.
The House and Senate opened sparsely-attended floor meetings at midday Friday and adjourned minutes later until Tuesday. No votes were taken.
The chambers have returned chiefly to redraw district boundaries before a court-mandated Sept. 1 deadline. House Redistricting Committee Chairman David Lewis says proposed maps will be released by Sunday, with floor votes late next week.
The Republican-controlled legislature still must decide what to do with six vetoes by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.
A General Assembly environmental panel also will meet Wednesday in Wilmington to investigate the discharge of the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River.