#1 – Constitutional amendment on the fast track – Despite concerns voiced in committee last week, the NC House is prepared to give final approval to House Bill 1092 this afternoon allowing voters to amend the constitution and require a photo voter ID to vote in North Carolina. Qualified voters of the State would decide the issue during the general election this November.
Last week NC NAACP President T. Anthony Spearman detailed the harms of passing such a vague and discriminatory measure:
The House is also expected to pass another constitutional amendment (Senate Bill 677) this afternoon – protecting the right to hunt and fish.
Before the Senate goes into session, members of the Senate Judiciary committee are expected to advance two proposed constitutional amendments:
- Strengthening Victims’ Rights (aka Marsy’s Law) (H551)
- Judicial Vacancy Sunshine Amendment. (S814)
Judiciary meets at 1:00pm, with the full Senate in session at 1:30pm.
#2 – Close the Gap Advocacy Day -This year’s legislative session is quickly drawing to a close but health care advocates and activists gather Tuesday to continue the drumbeat and speak out on the positive impact that Medicaid expansion would have for North Carolina. Read more