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Legislation requested by the NC Sheriffs’ Association Raleigh, NC – The state House voted today to end an unnecessary and duplicative pistol permit process that requires county sheriffs to sign off on handgun purchases. House Bill 398 was introduced by Rep. Jay Adams (R-Catawba) and came at the request of the NC Sheriffs’ Association. Currently,…

This afternoon first term Democratic legislators Rep. Brian Farkas, Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs, and Rep. Ricky Hurtado took the first significant vote of their careers – to keep students out of classrooms. House Republican Caucus Director Stephen Wiley said, “The science is clear – schools can safely re-open for in person instruction, but Farkas, Cooper-Suggs, and Hurtado have…

From Speaker Moore’s press release: The North Carolina House approved legislation Thursday that extends deferrals for ABC permit renewal fees to benefit bar owners unexpectedly hit with renewal bills last month despite continued restrictions on their operations. House Bill 4 Extend ABC Permit Renewal Fee Deferral would retroactively extend the deferral of ABC permit fees…

The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation this morning to meet critical needs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From Speaker Moore’s press release: Senior House Appropriations Committee Co- Chairs Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), Dean Arp (R-Union), and Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth) released a joint statement: “The General Assembly is delivering additional relief as soon as…

State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Tuesday urging all North Carolina school systems to safely reopen to offer in-person student instruction this semester. Legislation and funding to support reopening schools, protests by parents, and expert studies showing in-person instruction is safe and vital for student development, all demonstrate the need to get…

The state General Assembly gave final legislative approval to a $1 billion historic relief package last week that includes direct payments to North Carolina parents of $335 to cover unexpected childcare costs. The relief measure also increases North Carolina’s unemployment benefits for families to the second highest in the Southeast, while maintaining tax rates for…