Looking ahead to next week at the General Assembly, a few significant or significantly interesting bills are scheduled to be discussed in committee.
House Judiciary II Committee looks at HB 598 by Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow) that would levy a 5% tax on wire transfers of illegal immigrants.
House Science and Technology Committee will discuss HB 1837 sponsored by Rep. Earl Jones (D-Guilford) which would set as policy of the State of NC that embryonic stem cells can be used for research and appropriates $10 million towards research projects.
The Senate Health Care Committee will take up HB 973 the mental health parity bill. Will the Senate try to remove the Charles Thomas Amendment that exempts businesses under 25 employees from the mandate? Will the Senate try and put back in language requiring coverage of substance abuse?