Find Fiscal Notes
The General Assembly maintains a list of all fiscal, actuarial, and incarceration notes, located here: Find Fiscal Notes.
How to Submit Official Requests for Fiscal Notes or Memos
Legislators or their staff should send official fiscal note or memo requests to: @Fiscal Notes Requests with the requestor's name, bill number or draft number and short title. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Joanne Holcomb at 733-4910.
Important Information for Agencies Preparing Fiscal Note Data and Estimates
Frequently, the Fiscal Research Division relies on State agencies to provide estimates and data to be used in the preparation of Fiscal Notes. The following links provide the template and the guidelines for agencies' submissions to the Fiscal Research Division.
Types of Notes
Legislative Fiscal Note
A public written statement prepared by the Fiscal Research Division that describes all estimated effects of a legislative bill on the expenditures or revenues of units of state or local government. The fiscal note estimates the fiscal effect of an introduced bill for five fiscal years beginnings with the upcoming fiscal year. A fiscal note is prepared on an introduced bill at the request of a member, usually the bill sponsor.
A public written statement prepared by the Fiscal Research Division that is completed for every bill, resolution, or amendment introduced in the General Assembly that proposes a change in the retirement, hospital, medical, disability or related benefits for state and local employees.
A public written statement prepared by the Fiscal Research Division on bills, resolutions, or amendments introduced in the General Assembly "proposing any change in the law that could cause a net increase in the length of time for which persons are incarcerated or the number of persons incarcerated, whether by increasing penalties for violating existing laws, by criminalizing behavior, or by any other means" (G.S. 120-36.7(d)). Incarceration notes are required before the General Assembly can consider any of these bills. Members sponsoring bills that affect criminal penalties should request an incarceration note by e-mailing their request to @Fiscal Notes Requests with the requestor's name, bill number or draft number and short title.