Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dispatch from Jones St: Busy Policy Week at the General Assembly

This week many of the bills that The Arc of North Carolina have been actively supporting will be either in committees or on the floor of the House. Here is a brief run down of what is happening:

Tuesday, June 16th:

Bullying Bill:

House J1 will hear the School Violence Prevention Act. This bill is in its final committee hearing. If it passes J1 it will go to the House floor for a full vote. You can help make this happen by making a phone call or email today. An Action Alert will be posted soon on this blog.

People First:

Also on Tuesday, June 16th the People First Bill will be in House State Government at 2pm. This bill passed the Senate (48 Yes and 0 Nayes) and had strong bi-partisan support.

Support Services for Developmental Disability Services-Wait List Bill:

Again today we will see the House vote on concurrence with the Senate on HB673. This is the last stop for this bill. This legislation will re-establish a wait list for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We expect the Governor to sign this legislation.

State Accountability Bill:

On Wednesday, June 17th this bill will be in the Senate Health Committee. This will be the last committee hearing on this bill before heading to the Senate floor.

Lots happening and we will keep you updated during the week on the progress of these important bills.

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