Eight joint study committees gain authorization

Oct. 30, 2013 @ 08:06 PM

RALEIGH — Health care competition, Common Core and child abuse and neglect are among topics North Carolina House and Senate leaders agree can be studied formally during breaks in the two-year legislative session.

A General Assembly panel disclosed this week eight joint study committees that are authorized to meet and make recommendations to the full legislature for next spring and for 2015. The House is also permitted to convene an additional dozen study committees.

The combined Senate-House committees include examining K-12 curriculum standards, which includes the Common Core criteria North Carolina has adopted in math and language arts. Another committee will examine state and federal barriers to market-based health care.

House committees also announced Tuesday may examine property owner protections, improving healthy food access and safety and privacy concerns related to drones.