Moped Bill Hits The Skids As NC House And Senate Disagree

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The North Carolina House of Representatives rejected a version of the moped bill we discussed in June. The House had finally settled on a bill that would only require that mopeds be registered with the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles. The most recent House vote was on the Senate bill, passed a couple of weeks
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North Carolina One Step Closer to Repeal of Racial Justice Act P2

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The bill that would repeal North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act has not made it out of committee in the House of Representatives, but the bill’s authors are confident that it will pass and be signed during this session. Opponents of the Racial Justice Act have long contended that the law has served as a back-door
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Bill Would Add Up to 6 Years to Sentences for Meth Crimes P2

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We are continuing our discussion of House Bill 29, currently under consideration by the North Carolina General Assembly. The bill would change methamphetamine crimes and sentencing in two ways. First, it would put a new crime on the books, a Class H felony for manufacturing meth if the offender has a prior conviction for a meth
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Bill Would Add Up to 6 Years to Sentences for Meth Crimes

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The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill right now that will add a new drug crime and increase sentences for existing drug crimes under certain circumstances. House Bill 29, which relates specifically to methamphetamine, has cleared the House and is awaiting debate by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If the law passes, it will
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