Bill Summary for H 1130 (2015-2016)

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Jun 14 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1130 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A JOINT RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE COMMITMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TO THE PRINCIPLES AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE NORTH CAROLINA DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, WHILE HONORING THE MEMORY OF WILLIE JONES OF HALIFAX COUNTY, DAVID CALDWELL OF GUILFORD COUNTY, AND OTHER NORTH CAROLINA CITIZENS AND THE INFLUENCE THEY HAD ON THE CREATION AND ADOPTION OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE NORTH CAROLINA DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.
Intro. by Pittman, Speciale, Brody, Ford.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends the act's long title. 

Makes numerous technical and stylistic changes to the included whereas clauses. Also adds a clause and deletes a clause.

Provides that members of the General Assembly pledge to be faithful in governing in accordance with the NC Constitution and the US Constitution, taking particular care to uphold the Bill of Rights and the NC Declaration of Rights in their entirety (previously, act did not include the NC Declaration of Rights). 

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