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Let the Session Begin: NCAJ Members Serving On NCGA Committees

January 27, 2021   |   Abby Hammond

Sen. Danny Britt Jr. (R) Dist. 13

  • Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety, Chairman
  • Appropriations/Base Budget, Member
  • Commerce and Insurance, Member
  • Finance, Member
  • Health Care, Member
  • Judiciary, Chairman
  • Select Committee on Prison Safety, Member
    • Transportation, Chairman 

Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (D) Dist. 15  

  • Appropriations on Education/Higher Education, Member 
  • Appropriations/Base Budget, Member 
  • Education/Higher Education, Member 
  • Pensions and Retirement and Aging, Member 
  • Rules and Operations of the Senate, Member

Sen. Wiley Nickel (D) Dist. 16

  • Appropriations on General Government and Information
  • Technology, Member
  • Judiciary, Member
  • Pensions and Retirement and Aging, Member
  • Redistricting and Elections, Member 

Sen. Sydney Batch (D) Dist. 17  

  • Appropriations on Education/Higher Education, Member 
  • Commerce and Insurance, Member 
  • Pensions and Retirement and Aging, Member 

Sen. Mujtaba Mohammed (D) Dist. 38 

  • Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources, Member 
  • Appropriations/Base Budget, Member 
  • Health Care, Member 
  • Judiciary, Member 
  • Select Committee on Prison Safety, Member 

Rep. Terence Everitt (D), Dist. 35  

  • Agriculture, Member 
  • Banking, Member 
  • Commerce, Member
  • Finance, Member 
  • Judiciary 4, Member

Rep. Billy Richardson (D) Dist. 44 

  • Appropriations, Member 
  • Appropriations – Justice and Public Safety, Member
  • Energy and Public Utilities, Member
  • Judiciary 2, Chair 
  • Redistricting, Vice Chair 
  • Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House, Member 
  • UNC BOG Nominations, Member

Rep. Robert Reives (D) Dist. 54, Minority Leader 

  • Agriculture, Member
  • Appropriations, Member
  • Appropriations – Justice and Public Safety, Member
  • Judiciary 2, Member
  • Redistricting, Member
  • Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House, Member 

Rep. Destin Hall (R), Dist. 87

  • Energy and Public Utilities, Member
  • Finance, Member
  • Redistricting, Chair
  • Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House, Chair

Rep. David Rogers (R) Dist. 112

  • Appropriations, Member
  • Appropriations – Justice and Public Safety, Vice Chair
  • Elections Law and Campaign Finance Reform, Member
  • Judiciary 3, Chair
  • Marine Resources and Aqua Culture, Member
  • Redistricting, Member
  • Wildlife Resources, Member 

In addition to our members serving, NCAJ wanted to highlight the membership in the Judiciary Committees at the General Assembly. The Senate continues with one Judiciary Committee for the 2021-22 legislative session:  

Chairs:  Sen. Britt*, Sen. Sanderson 

Members: Sen. Blue, Sen. Daniel, Sen. Edwards, Sen. Fitch, Sen. Galey, Sen. Harrington, Sen. J. Jackson, Sen. Lazzara, Sen. Lee, Sen. Marcus, Sen. Mohammed*, Sen. Newton, Sen. Nickel*, Sen. Steinburg 

Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, there will be four separate judiciary committees for the 2021-22 legislative session: 

House Judiciary 1 

Chair: Rep. Davis; Chair 

Vice Chair:  Rep. Mills 

Members:  Representatives Carter, Gill, Harrison, Hunt, A. Jones, Potts, Saine, Sauls 

House Judiciary 2 

Chairs: Rep. Richardson*, Rep. Stevens 

Vice Chairs: Rep. Greene, McNeill 

Members: Representatives Bradford, Hardister, John, Morey, Reives*, C. Smith 

House Judiciary 3 

Chairs: Rep. Rogers*, Zachary 

Vice Chair: Rep Miller 

Members: Representatives Arp, Brown, Butler, Clampitt, Faircloth, Harris, Martin 

House Judiciary 4 

Chair: Rep. Blackwell 

Vice Chair: Rep. Adams 

Members: Representatives Alston, Belk, Everitt*, Howard, Kidwell, Lofton, McNeely, Zenger 

* Indicates NCAJ membership 

NCAJ frequently asks members to contact legislators to discuss pending bills. If you are willing to serve as a key contact for a legislator, please contact Abby Hammond at (919) 740-2677 or abby@ncaj.com.    

About the Author

Abby Hammond

Advocacy Consultant

Abby Hammond

Advocacy Consultant

Abby Hammond joined the NCAJ team in March of 2018. She brings a wealth of experience interacting with state agencies, legislators and special interest groups in North Carolina. Prior to joining NCAJ, Hammond served in the North Carolina Industrial Commission, where she worked for three chairs of the commission. She also spent four and half years as commission counsel to the Rules Review Commission within the Office of Administrative Hearings. Before coming to North Carolina, Hammond practiced family law in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hammond’s duties at NCAJ include coordinating advocacy efforts with members and contract lobbyists regarding legislation in the N.C. General Assembly. She also assists NCAJ’s Legal Affairs Program in administering reviews of amicus requests and organizing moot court panels and she works with the NCAJ PAC. Hammond serves as staff liaison to NCAJ’s Workers’ Compensation Section and its Legislative and Legal Affairs committees. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and a member of the Junior League.

Hammond is a graduate of Clemson University and earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

She loves spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places and Clemson football. Hammond has two children and a wonderful puppy that is the best behaved of the three. Her husband is an economist, and between the two of them, they make dinner conversation for their kids the worst.