Gerry Cohen cleared up a few misconceptions about crossover.
In a post on his N.C. Bill Drafting blog, he wrote a few simple rules for understanding the legislative deadline that passed yesterday.
Essentially, Cohen writes that a bill may be resurrected later in the session if the sponsor can attach a tax, fee or spending to it by the time it passes the House or the Senate.
The biggest misconception? That there is a list somewhere of bills that have to pass by crossover.
Who would have time to make up such a list? Perhaps it is hidden in the Great Pumpkin?
Cohen would know. As director of bill drafting, he would be the one to draft it, so don't ask.