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NC House passes eugenics bill, despite push to reduce compensation (video)
Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 5, 2012 @ 9:19 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
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 .
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URLs in this post:
 Rep. John Blust: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=234
 House Bill 947: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=H947
 click here: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/voteHistory/RollCallVoteTranscript.pl?sSession=2011&sChamber=H&RCS=1391
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwjSH_76RGE
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