The Senate took a bill that came over from the House, gutted it and substituted language that would ban video poker and Internet sweepstakes cafes. House bill 80 was approved by the Senate Judiciary I Committee and is slated for a vote on the Senate floor Monday night (6/21). If approved then the House would [...]
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If HB 1403 is passed in conjunction with current U.S. bill HR 4614, North Carolina will stand to gain approximately $1.3 million in additional federal funding. Check out this aspect that you probably haven’t heard about here.
You may remember last year, in a typical knee-jerk legislative overreaction to a tragic accident, the General Assembly passed, and Gov. Perdue signed into law SB 563, which implemented new measures to regulate, permit and require training for all fireworks shows in the state. Well, with annual July 4 fireworks displays just around the corner, [...]
The House Judiciary I Committee met today to debate HB1403 entitled “Collect DNA Sample on Arrest.” Last week, Civitas posted an article on its website outlining the philosophical debate within the conservative movement surrounding the bill. Today, the debate continued as interests from both sides were given time to address the committee. Privacy advocates from [...]
One of the seemingly more interesting bills making its way through the General Assembly this week is HB 1403, sponsored by Reps. Wil Neumann (R-Gaston), Pearl Burris-Floyd (R-Gaston), Darrell McCormick (R-Yadkin) and Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) which would allow for a DNA sample to be taken from every person arrested on a felony charge. I’m not [...]