Here's a quick run down on what has happened so far. Lieutenant Governor Dalton did a welcome to the guests and Senators.
Then fourth grader Katherine Fritsch sang an amazingly moving rendition of our national anthem. It was met with great applause from the Senators and visitors to the chamber.
The Senators then rose to take their oath which was administered by the Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Associate Justice Supreme Court of North Carolina.
The Senators have been sworn in now and Lt. Governor Dalton has declared a quorum.
Now we begin the process of voting on Senate leaders.