Legislative Tally

How Triangle members of the General Assembly voted last week on bills of note.

May 4, 2009 

House

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL DISCIPLINE (House Bill 442): Requires school officials to make a reasonable attempt to notify a parent or guardian before administering corporal punishment on a student, prohibits the administration of corporal punishment on a student whose parent or guardian has stated in writing that corporal punishment shall not be administered on that student, and requires local boards of education to report occurrences of corporal punishment. Introduced by Rep. Martha Alexander, D-Mecklenburg. Adopted 91-24. Sent to the Senate for consideration.

Voting yes: Lucy Allen (D-Franklin, Halifax, Nash), Marilyn Avila (R-Wake), Dan Blue (D-Wake), Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), Bill Faison (D-Orange, Caswell), Larry Hall (D-Durham), Ty Harrell (D-Wake), Verla Insko (D-Orange), Darren Jackson (D-Wake), James Langdon Jr. (R-Johnston, Sampson), Paul Luebke (D-Durham), Grier Martin (D-Wake), Mickey Michaux (D-Durham), Deborah Ross (D-Wake), Paul Stam (R-Wake), Jennifer Weiss (D-Wake), W.A. "Winkie" Wilkins (D-Durham, Person)

Did not vote: Joe Hackney (D-Orange, Chatham, Moore)

Excused absence: Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston)

Senate

DWI CHECKPOINTS (Senate Bill 759): Requires law enforcement agencies to designate patterns in writing for stopping vehicles at checking stations. Introduced by Sen. Floyd McKissick, D-Durham. Adopted 37-11. Sent to the House for consideration.

STREET CONSTRUCTION/DEVELOPER RESPONSIBILITY (Senate Bill 761): Limits the responsibility of developers for the cost of street or highway construction to the amount necessary to serve projected traffic generated by the development. Introduced by Sen. Harry Brown, D-Onslow. Adopted 44-4. Sent to the House for consideration.

COASTAL RESOURCES COMMISSION MAY PERMIT TERMINAL GROIN (Senate Bill 832): Provides that the Coastal Resources Commission may authorize the construction of a terminal groin by variance if certain criteria are met. Introduced by Sen. Julia Boseman, D-New Hanover. Adopted 37-10. Sent to the House for consideration.

MISREPRESENTATION OF BOTTLED NORTH CAROLINA SPRING WATER (Senate Bill 925): Provides that the deceptive misrepresentation of North Carolina natural spring water offered for sale by a business is an unfair trade practice. Introduced by Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson. Adopted 39-9. Sent to the House for consideration.

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