Confidentiality of Legislative Communications

Confidentiality of Legislative Communications : Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Confidentiality of Legislative Communications: Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session Act codified as Article 17 of Chapter 120 of the North Carolina General Statutes (see Appendix D). That Act was effective on July 21, 1983. The staff distributed a section - by-section analysis of that Article. The staff indicated that the policy of confidentiality of legislative communications is based on the premise that legis lators have a right to speculate and be protected from harassment and premature publication. North Carolina, unlike some other states and the United States, does not have a Speech and Debate Clause in its Constitution. G.s. 120-9, a 1787 statute, grants speech and debate protections to legislators (see Appendix D). The staff indicated that although the Legislative Services Office has traditionally had a policy of strict confidentiality on legislative requests, the definition of public records in Chapter 132 of the General Statutes is so broad as to be inclusive of the work the legislative staff performs at legislators' requests prior to the legislators' making the work product public and to require its disclosure upon request. Chapter 132 is attached as Appendix E. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 22 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243023103
  • 9780243023103