The NC House passed and sent to the Senate Tuesday legislation that would compensate victims of the state’s forced-sterilization program.
The Guilford County Republican argued there was no real rationale for the higher sum in a tight budget year, and that social services these individuals had received over the years could be considered a form of compensation.
In the end, Blust’s amendment failed and the compensation bill passed 86-31. The legislation now heads to the state Senate.
To hear Tuesday’s debate over Rep. Blust’s amendment, click below. To see how individual House members voted, click here.