Under the Dome

NC House Speaker Tim Moore beefs up committees

The N.C. House is on spring break this week, but 15 legislators will get extra committee duties when they return.

House Speaker Tim Moore’s office announced several new appointments Tuesday. Under the chamber’s recently adopted rules, Moore has until April 15 to finalize all committee appointments before legislators are locked in for the rest of the session.

“Changes to committees are not out of the ordinary,” said Mollie Young, a spokeswoman for Moore. “The process is a collective effort between the majority and minority party.”

Young provided a list of recent additions made “at the request of members” recently:

▪ Rep. Gale Adcock (D-Wake) to Health

▪ Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake) to Elections

▪ Rep. Yvonne Lewis Holley (D-Wake) to Pensions and Retirements

▪ Rep. Dana Bumgardner (R-Gaston) to Rules

▪ Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D-Pitt, Wilson) to Aging

▪ Rep. Paul Luebke (D-Durham) to Education K-12

▪ Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery, McDowell, Mitchell) to Appropriations, as Vice-Chair

▪ Rep. Michael Wray (D-Halifax, Northampton) to Rules

▪ Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) to Appropriations

▪ Rep. Shelly Willingham (D-Edgecombe, Martin) to Appropriations on IT

▪ Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) to Education K-12

▪ Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow) to Wildlife

▪ Rep. John Bell (R-Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne) to Rules

▪ Rep. Elmer Floyd (D-Cumberland) to Local Government

▪ Rep. Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenburg) to Banking