When a bill becomes law in North Carolina, it is passed by both legislative chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Before that occurs, however, the bill is written and rewritten and re-rewritten in legislative committees. The official records, or minutes, of these committees are held by the library on microfilm, a durable medium that can be difficult to use.
Wouldn’t it be cool if these minutes were available online?
Now they are! Well, they will be–from 1997 forward, anyway. It’s a work in progress, which you can check out here.