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By Kay Castillo, BSW
Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation
Last week, legislators convened for one day to hold a special session. This session was to address a recent non-discrimination ordinance passed by the city of Charlotte. Legislators passed House Bill 2, a sweeping anti-LGBT law that was quickly signed by the Governor. NASW-NC issued the following statement in opposition to the legislation: http://www.naswnc.org/news/281451/NASW-NC-Position-on-NC-Anti-LGBT-Law.htm
We support a recently filed federal lawsuit challenging the legislation.
Additionally, NASW-NC has been working on a proposal by a legislative committee to consolidate and eliminate certain occupational licensing boards in our state. Read what is going on and NASW-NC’s position on the report filed by the legislative committee on our website: http://www.naswnc.org/news/281381/NASW-NC-Position-on-Recent-Proposal-to-Consolidate-Licensing-Boards.htm
We anticipate this bill to be addressed during the upcoming short session.
Short Session begins April 25th! Legislators return to Raleigh for short session to address budget adjustments, bills that either passed the House or the Senate in the long session but didn’t make it to the Governor, and any other issues they find pressing. You can view a list of bills that may be discussed this session on our website. Follow our blog and Advocacy Alert System for updates on pressing issues throughout session!