Only 8 State Representatives voted against a bill that would require Photo ID to obtain Schedule II controlled substances. There were no “no” votes in the Senate and the bill was ratified on June 16, 2011. According to Wikipedia, Schedule II substances include amphetamine, codeine, morphine, etc.
Where is the outrage? Where are the cries of racism, classism, and ageism? What will the millions of people who are in pain and without photo ID do? This legislation doesn’t even provide a free ID card*!
The types of ID required for this bill were far more stringent than the IDs proposed in the recently vetoed voter photo ID bill (House Bill 351). The only photo IDs allowed to fill a prescription of a Schedule II controlled substance are: drivers license, special identification card issued under G.S. 20-37.7, military identification card, or a passport.
Only Representatives: Bordsen; Brandon; Cotham; Glazier; Hackney; Harrison; Insko; an Weiss (all Democrats) voted no.
* G.S. 20-37.7 During the voter photo ID debate no one ever bothered to mention that the state provides free ID cards to “a resident of this State who is legally blind, is at least 70 years old, is homeless, or who has been issued a drivers license but the drivers license is cancelled under G.S. 20‑15, in accordance with G.S. 20‑9(e) and (g), as a result of a physical or mental disability or disease.” But, this statute does put an obstacle in front of a homeless person because it requires the homeless person to present a letter to the Division from the director of a facility that provides care or shelter to homeless persons verifying that the person is homeless.