Politics & Government

Legislative Tally

House

ACTIVE DUTY HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE EXEMPTION: (House Bill 97) Provides that residents of this state who are serving on full-time active military duty outside the state in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces may hunt or fish while on leave in this state without obtaining a license. Introduced by Rep. Ric Killian, R-Mecklenburg. Adopted 113-0. Sent to the Senate for consideration.

VOTING YES: Lucy Allen (D-Franklin, Halifax, Nash), Marilyn Avila (R-Wake), Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston), 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: Dan Blue (D-Wake)

INCREASE SMALL ESTATE AMOUNT: (House Bill 203) Provides that estates of up to $20,000 may be administered under the small estates provisions of the General Statutes. Introduced by Rep. Shirley Randleman, R-Wilkes. Adopted 111-0. Sent to the Senate for consideration.

VOTING YES: Allen, Avila, Blue, Daughtry, Dollar, Faison, Hall, Harrell, Insko, Jackson, Langdon, Luebke, Martin, Michaux, Ross, Stam, Weiss, Wilkins

DID NOT VOTE: Hackney

NICHOLAS ADKINS SCHOOL BUS SAFETY ACT: (House Bill 440) Provides for the use of automated camera or video recording systems to detect and prosecute individuals who pass stopped school buses, as recommended by the Child Fatality Task Force. Introduced by Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth. Adopted 115-0. Sent to the Senate for consideration.

VOTING YES: Allen, Avila, Blue, Daughtry, Dollar, Faison, Hall, Harrell, Insko, Jackson, Langdon, Luebke, Martin, Michaux, Ross, Stam, Weiss, Wilkins

DID NOT VOTE: Hackney

DESIGNATE APRIL AS WOODWORKING MONTH: (House Bill 596) Provides that the month of April each year is designated as Woodworking Month in the state of North Carolina. Introduced by Rep. Susan Fisher, D-Buncombe. Adopted 112-0. Sent to the Senate for consideration.

VOTING YES: Allen, Avila, Blue, Daughtry, Dollar, Faison, Hall, Harrell, Insko, Jackson, Langdon, Luebke, Martin, Michaux, Ross, Stam, Weiss, Wilkins

DID NOT VOTE: Hackney

Senate

APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2009: (Senate Bill 202) Makes base budget appropriations of $20.05 billion for current operations of state departments, institutions and agencies, and for other purposes. Introduced by Sen. Linda Garrou, D-Forsyth. Adopted 30-16. Sent to the House for consideration.

VOTING YES: Robert Atwater (D-Chatham, Durham, Lee), Ellie Kinnaird (D-Orange, Person), Vernon Malone (D-Wake), Floyd McKissick (D-Durham), Josh Stein (D-Wake), Richard Stevens (R-Wake)

VOTING NO: Neal Hunt (R-Wake), David Rouzer (R-Johnston, Wayne)

EXCUSED ABSENCE: Doug Berger (D-Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren)

DPI/SBE REPORTS: (Senate Bill 689) Directs the Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education to make annual reports to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the use of funds for mentoring services and on acts of violence reports in the public schools. Introduced by Sen. Richard Stevens, R-Wake. Adopted 46-0. Sent to the House for consideration.

VOTING YES: Atwater, Hunt, Kinnaird, Malone, McKissick, Rouzer, Stevens

DID NOT VOTE: Stein

EXCUSED ABSENCE: Berger

CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION: (Senate Bill 835) Extends the Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change until Oct. 1, 2010, at which time a final report will be made to the General Assembly. Introduced by Sen. Charlie Albertson, D-Duplin. Adopted 33-15. Sent to the House for consideration.

VOTING YES: Atwater, Berger, Kinnaird, Malone, McKissick, Stein, Stevens

VOTING NO: Hunt, Rouzer

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