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Bill would require cursive by 5th grade and memorization of multiplication tables

I kid you not.

H146 Main Page

Short Title:        Back to Basics. (Public)
Sponsors: Representatives Hurley and Warren (Primary Sponsors).
Referred to:  

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to require the state board of education to ensure instruction in cursive writing and memorization of multiplication tables as a part of the basic education program.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 115C‑81 is amended by adding new subsections to read:

(k) Cursive Writing. — The standard course of study shall include the requirement that the public schools provide instruction in cursive writing so that students create readable documents through legible cursive handwriting by the end of fifth grade.

(l) Multiplication Tables. — The standard course of study shall include the requirement that students enrolled in public schools memorize multiplication tables to demonstrate competency in efficiently multiplying numbers.

SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies beginning with the 2013‑2014 school year.

Bill filed to stop drivers licenses under DACA

After a long battle to win the right to drivers licenses under DACA – the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, which allows for a more normal life for undocumented individuals brought here as children – a bill filed today would put a moratorium on issuing licenses until the General Assembly reviews the matter.

H 141 Main Page

Short Title:        DACA Beneficiaries/Drivers License Moratorium. (Public)
Sponsors: Representatives Brody, J. Bell, Lambeth, and Millis (Primary Sponsors).
Referred to:  

 

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to ENABLE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO FULLY INVESTIGATE AND DELIBERATE ON ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS FOR PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF THE STATE AND ITS CITIZENS WITH REGARD TO THE FEDERAL DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS INITIATIVE.

Whereas, federal immigration laws are complicated, inconsistent, and confusing; and

Whereas, these problems have been exacerbated by the federal government’s failure to enforce existing laws and to protect the nation’s borders; and

Whereas, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative announced by the United States Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012, compounds the confusion in federal immigration law rather than diminishes it; and

Whereas, rather than working with the General Assembly to craft a careful and deliberate legislative response to the DACA initiative, the previous administration merely requested a North Carolina Attorney General’s opinion; and

Whereas, the Office of the Attorney General issued an opinion on January 17, 2013, that further complicates the application of the law in this State; and

Whereas, possession of a valid drivers license has traditionally been one of the main methods by which residents of this State demonstrate their eligibility to receive various benefits and entitlements and to exercise various fundamental rights; and

Whereas, granting drivers licenses to a whole new class of individuals may therefore have far reaching ramifications for numerous State programs, benefits, and rights; and

Whereas, the complexity of these issues requires a carefully crafted legislative response, undertaken only after thorough investigation and deliberation by the people’s elected representatives in the General Assembly; Now, therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding G.S. 20‑7(b1) or (s) or any other provision of law, the Division of Motor Vehicles shall not issue a drivers license of any kind to an applicant whose lawful presence was derived through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative announced by the United States Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012.

SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law and expires on June 15, 2013.

WRAL – Bill would put DACA licenses on hold

No public employee collective bargaining, union ballot rules in new right-to-work bill

Introduced this morning by House Speaker Thom Tillis with Representatives Moffitt and Murray, this bill contains a provision calling for a constitutional amendment on secret ballot voting.
House Bill 6 Main Page

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT amending the north carolina constitution to guarantee the right of an Individual to work, TO make contracts between a unit of government and a labor organization as bargaining agent concerning public employees illegal, and to PRESERVE THE RIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE BY SECRET BALLOT FOR An election, DESIGNATION, or authorization FOR EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION BY A LABOR ORGANIZATION.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

PART I. GUARANTEE RIGHT TO WORK

SECTION 1.1. Article I of the North Carolina Constitution is amended by adding a new section to read:

“Sec. 38. Right to Work.

The right to live includes the right to work. The exercise of the right to work must be protected and maintained free from undue restraints and coercion. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of North Carolina that the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor union or labor organization or association.”

SECTION 1.2. The amendment set out in Section 1.1 of this act shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the general election in November 2014, which election shall be conducted under the laws then governing elections in the State. Ballots, voting systems, or both may be used in accordance with Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. The question to be used in the voting systems and ballots shall be:

“[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

Constitutional amendment to provide that the right to live includes the right to work and therefore the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor union or labor organization or association.”

SECTION 1.3. If a majority of votes cast on the question are in favor of the amendment set out in Section 1.1 of this act, the State Board of Elections shall certify the amendment to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall enroll the amendment so certified among the permanent records of that office.

SECTION 1.4. The amendment set out in Section 1.1 of this act is effective upon certification.

PART II. NO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

SECTION 2.1. Article I of the North Carolina Constitution is amended by adding a new section to read:

“Sec. 39. Contracts between units of government and labor unions, trade unions, or labor organizations concerning public employees declared to be illegal.

Any agreement or contract between the governing authority of any city, town, county, or other municipality, or between any agency, unit, or instrumentality thereof, or between any agency, instrumentality, or institution of the State of North Carolina, and any labor union, trade union, or labor organization, as bargaining agent for any public employees of such city, town, county, or other municipality, or agency or instrumentality of government, is hereby declared to be against the public policy of the State, illegal, unlawful, void, and of no effect.”

SECTION 2.2. The amendment set out in Section 2.1 of this act shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the general election in November 2014, which election shall be conducted under the laws then governing elections in the State. Ballots, voting systems, or both may be used in accordance with Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. The question to be used in the voting systems and ballots shall be:

“[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

Constitutional amendment providing that any contract between a unit of government and a labor union, trade union, or labor organization as bargaining agent for public employees is illegal.”

SECTION 2.3. If a majority of votes cast on the question are in favor of the amendment set out in Section 2.1 of this act, the State Board of Elections shall certify the amendment to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall enroll the amendment so certified among the permanent records of that office.

SECTION 2.4. The amendment set out in Section 2.1 of this act is effective upon certification.

PART III. PRESERVE RIGHT TO SECRET BALLOT ON EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION

SECTION 3.1 Article I of the North Carolina Constitution is amended by adding a new section to read:

“Sec. 40. Secret ballot on employee representation.

The fundamental right of an individual to vote by secret ballot for employee representation by a labor organization shall be guaranteed where State or federal law permits or requires elections, designations, or authorizations for employee representation by a labor organization.”

SECTION 3.2. The amendment set out in Section 3.1 of this act shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the general election in November 2014, which election shall be conducted under the laws then governing elections in the State. Ballots, voting systems, or both may be used in accordance with Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. The question to be used in the voting systems and ballots shall be:

“[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

Constitutional amendment providing that the fundamental right of an individual to vote by secret ballot for employee representation by a labor organization shall be guaranteed where State or federal law permits or requires election, designation, or an authorization for employee representation by a labor organization.”

SECTION 3.3. If a majority of votes cast on the question are in favor of the amendment set out in Section 3.1 of this act, the State Board of Elections shall certify the amendment to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall enroll the amendment so certified among the permanent records of that office.

SECTION 3.4. The amendment set out in Section 3.1 of this act is effective upon certification.

PART IV. EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 4.1 This act is effective when it becomes law.

Bills filed January 30

List of bills filled as of today with several brand new as of this morning including Cardcheck, 540 route, and a bill to prevent NC from setting up an insurance exchange.

Via NCGA:

H1 Temporary House Rules. H 01/09/2013 Adopted
H2 Honor Representative Wainwright. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H3 Honor Representative Larry Brown. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H4 UI Fund Solvency & Program Changes. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H5 Temporary Funding Extension for Group Homes. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H6 NC Right to Work/Secret Ballot Amendments. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H7 Eugenics Compensation Program. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H8 Eminent Domain. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H9 Speaker/Pro Tem Term Limits. H 01/30/2013 Filed
H10 Remove Route Restriction for NC 540 Loop. H 01/30/2013 Filed
S1 Senate Permanent Rules. S 01/09/2013 Adopted
S2 Adjournment Resolution. R 01/09/2013 Ch. Res 2013-1
S3 Western Crime Lab Funds/Amend Evidence Laws. S 01/30/2013 Filed
S4 No N.C. Exchange/No Medicaid Expansion. S 01/30/2013 Filed