Last week was a busy week in the General Assembly. Below is a summary of key bills I introduced or sponsored, key actions taken by committees on which I serve, and key House votes.
Statement on HB 142
I want to take a moment to thank everyone for sharing their concerns and keeping me in their thoughts and prayers during today’s vote on HB2. I can say, unequivocally, that I am absolutely against allowing men and women to share restrooms or changing facilities. I am a father of two young daughters, and I would not support a bill that I felt in any way would put them in danger. Click here to read the full statement.
Key Bills Sponsored / Introduced
- HB466: The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act
- HB492: Increase Penalties for Certain Assaults
- HB494: Sales Tax Exemption-Agricultural Fairs
Key Committee Action
- HB125: Threatened Weapon Inc. in First-Deg Rape. Unanimously passed theHouse, referred to the Senate Committee on Rules & Operations.
Key House Votes
- HB174: Concealed Carry/Church School Prop — Passed the House; I voted in favor
- HB142: Reset of S.L. 2016-3. Passed both Chambers and signed into law by Governor Cooper. I voted in favor.
- HB31: Material Fact Disclosure Clarifications. Passed the House ; I voted in favor.
Week in Review
- After meeting with colleagues, session was held at 7 p.m. We voted on HB362, HB174, HB164, and HB159.
- Transportation Committee was held at 11 a.m. and we heard the following bills: HB31, HB337, HB332, HB336 and HB110.
- Agriculture was held at noon and a presentation was provided by the University of Mt. Olive College’s Agriculture Department.
- Judiciary II was held at 1 p.m. and we voted on HB125, HB216 and HB225.
- During session we voted on various bills, including: HB277, HB315, HB28, and HB379.
- After a morning meeting with my freshman colleagues, I attended the State and Local Government Committee to speak on a bill that was being heard.
- Shortly thereafter, I was visited by members of the St. Paul delegation, as well as with members from Bolton delegation and the Whiteville City Council and city manager.
- Session was held at 2 p.m. and we voted various bills, including: HB2, HB31, HB45, HB125 and HB252.