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  • Two bills that would impact how and where alcoholic beverages would be available advanced in the NC House. HB 693 would create a special permit for charter buses to serve alcohol beverages on trips of 75 miles or longer. HB 781 would allow North Carolina cities or counties to create "social districts" for drinking in a defined outdoor area. Legislation passed in 2020 allowed people inside shopping malls to carry around alcoholic drinks purchased at mall restaurants, and this bill expands the permit to downtowns and other designated areas. Both bills have bipartisan support. The charter bus measure is still being considered by House committees, but HB 781 passed the House and has been referred to the Senate.

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  • Two abortion-related bills advanced in the state legislature on Thursday. HB 453 would make it illegal to get an abortion specifically because of the presumed race of the fetus or because of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Six Democrats voted with all House Republicans to pass the bill and send it to the Senate for consideration. SB 405 would make it a misdemeanor for a doctor not to provide care for an infant born after a botched abortion and would create a duty for other health care professionals to report any such failure to act. Democrats sustained Gov. Cooper’s veto of a similar bill two years ago.


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  • On Wednesday the NC House passed a bill that would eliminate End of Course tests, replacing them with the ACT or SAT. HB 486 calls for the replacement of these tests beginning in the 2023-24 school year and for the hiring of a contractor to evaluate the national standardized tests against the NC curriculum to recommend a good replacement. The bill also calls for the replacement of WorkKeys tests taken by students in career and technical education but did not specify what specific credential would replace these tests.



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  • On Thursday the NC House passed tax breaks that are now stalled in the NC Senate. HB 334 would allow businesses that received Payroll Protection Program loans to “deduct...expenses covered by those loans,” and this week a provision was added to the bill that would waive state taxes on the first $10,200 of unemployment income for people who received unemployment benefits. A Republican representative was removed from her finance committee leadership position earlier this week when she publicly opposed the bill and complained that several state lawmakers who owned businesses would benefit financially from the bill. Given that Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger indicated that the Senate would not act on the bill in “the next week or two,” it is unclear how the possible changes will work with the upcoming May 17 state income tax filing deadline.


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  • Two bills that would impact how and where alcoholic beverages would be available advanced in the NC House. HB 693 would create a special permit for charter buses to serve alcohol beverages on trips of 75 miles or longer. HB 781 would allow North Carolina cities or counties to create "social districts" for drinking in a defined outdoor area. Legislation passed in 2020 allowed people inside shopping malls to carry around alcoholic drinks purchased at mall restaurants, and this bill expands the permit to downtowns and other designated areas. Both bills have bipartisan support. The charter bus measure is still being considered by House committees, but HB 781 passed the House and has been referred to the Senate.

Environmental Policy


Women’s Rights and LGBTQ Rights

  • Two abortion-related bills advanced in the state legislature on Thursday. HB 453 would make it illegal to get an abortion specifically because of the presumed race of the fetus or because of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Six Democrats voted with all House Republicans to pass the bill and send it to the Senate for consideration. SB 405 would make it a misdemeanor for a doctor not to provide care for an infant born after a botched abortion and would create a duty for other health care professionals to report any such failure to act. Democrats sustained Gov. Cooper’s veto of a similar bill two years ago.


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  • On Wednesday the NC House passed a bill that would eliminate End of Course tests, replacing them with the ACT or SAT. HB 486 calls for the replacement of these tests beginning in the 2023-24 school year and for the hiring of a contractor to evaluate the national standardized tests against the NC curriculum to recommend a good replacement. The bill also calls for the replacement of WorkKeys tests taken by students in career and technical education but did not specify what specific credential would replace these tests.



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  • On Thursday the NC House passed tax breaks that are now stalled in the NC Senate. HB 334 would allow businesses that received Payroll Protection Program loans to “deduct...expenses covered by those loans,” and this week a provision was added to the bill that would waive state taxes on the first $10,200 of unemployment income for people who received unemployment benefits. A Republican representative was removed from her finance committee leadership position earlier this week when she publicly opposed the bill and complained that several state lawmakers who owned businesses would benefit financially from the bill. Given that Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger indicated that the Senate would not act on the bill in “the next week or two,” it is unclear how the possible changes will work with the upcoming May 17 state income tax filing deadline.


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  • Two bills that would impact how and where alcoholic beverages would be available advanced in the NC House. HB 693 would create a special permit for charter buses to serve alcohol beverages on trips of 75 miles or longer. HB 781 would allow North Carolina cities or counties to create "social districts" for drinking in a defined outdoor area. Legislation passed in 2020 allowed people inside shopping malls to carry around alcoholic drinks purchased at mall restaurants, and this bill expands the permit to downtowns and other designated areas. Both bills have bipartisan support. The charter bus measure is still being considered by House committees, but HB 781 passed the House and has been referred to the Senate.

Environmental Policy


Women’s Rights and LGBTQ Rights

  • Two abortion-related bills advanced in the state legislature on Thursday. HB 453 would make it illegal to get an abortion specifically because of the presumed race of the fetus or because of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Six Democrats voted with all House Republicans to pass the bill and send it to the Senate for consideration. SB 405 would make it a misdemeanor for a doctor not to provide care for an infant born after a botched abortion and would create a duty for other health care professionals to report any such failure to act. Democrats sustained Gov. Cooper’s veto of a similar bill two years ago.


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  • On Wednesday the NC House passed a bill that would eliminate End of Course tests, replacing them with the ACT or SAT. HB 486 calls for the replacement of these tests beginning in the 2023-24 school year and for the hiring of a contractor to evaluate the national standardized tests against the NC curriculum to recommend a good replacement. The bill also calls for the replacement of WorkKeys tests taken by students in career and technical education but did not specify what specific credential would replace these tests.



Economic and Housing Policy


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Criminal Justice


Governance


Voting Rights

Economic and Housing Policy

  • On Thursday the NC House passed tax breaks that are now stalled in the NC Senate. HB 334 would allow businesses that received Payroll Protection Program loans to “deduct...expenses covered by those loans,” and this week a provision was added to the bill that would waive state taxes on the first $10,200 of unemployment income for people who received unemployment benefits. A Republican representative was removed from her finance committee leadership position earlier this week when she publicly opposed the bill and complained that several state lawmakers who owned businesses would benefit financially from the bill. Given that Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger indicated that the Senate would not act on the bill in “the next week or two,” it is unclear how the possible changes will work with the upcoming May 17 state income tax filing deadline.


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