Bill Summary for S 149 (2011-2012)

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Jun 21 2012

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 149 (Local) Filed Monday, February 28, 2011
TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL INTENTIONALLY TO CARRY CONCEALED PLASTIC KNUCKLES EXCEPT ON ONE'S OWN PROPERTY; TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO CARRY PLASTIC KNUCKLES, WHETHER OPENLY OR CONCEALED, ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY; AND TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER PLASTIC KNUCKLES TO A MINOR .
Intro. by Kinnaird.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Deletes all provisions of the previous version and replaces them with AN ACT TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT BY REQUIRING THAT VOTERS IN LENOIR AND GREENE COUNTIES PROVIDE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION BEFORE VOTING; AND TO PROHIBIT EARLY VOTING ON SUNDAY IN LENOIR AND GREENE COUNTIES.
Enacts new GS 163-166.13 to require each individual voting in person to present photo identification. Allows any voter without such identification to vote a provisional ballot. Lists the accepted forms of photo identification.
Enacts new GS 163-166.14 to require each county board of elections to issue county voter identification cards to registered voters. Details the requirements for a county voter identification card and directs the county board of elections to verify specified information from a voter.
Amends GS 163-82.6A(b) to require a voter to present valid photo identification, separate from the requirement to show proof of residence, in order to register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites.
Makes conforming changes to GS 163-166.7(a) (requiring a person to state current name and address and to present valid photo identification upon entering the voting site) and 163-227.2(b) (requiring a person to state current name and address and to present valid photo identification upon entering an early voting site).
Enacts new GS 163-182.1A to allow a voter who cast a provisional ballot as a result of the voter’s inability or refusal to provide proof of identification to personally appear at the county board of elections office before the conclusion of the election canvass in that county in order to request the provisional ballot be counted. Specifies that unless the vote is disqualified for some other reason provided by law, the county board of elections will count the provisional ballot if the voter both: (1) provides valid photo identification and (2) executes an affidavit affirming, under penalty of perjury, that the individual personally appeared to vote and cast the provisional ballot on that date. Allows a voter with a sincerely held religious objection to being photographed to submit an affidavit affirming such.
Amends GS 163-87 to also allow any registered voter of the precinct to challenge a voter who does not present proof of identification.
Amends GS 163-227.2(b) to prohibit a county board of elections from conducting one-stop voting on Sunday.
Specifies that the above provisions apply to Greene and Lenoir counties only, and apply to primaries and elections conducted on or after August 1, 2012.

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