Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SB460 Pulled from June 24th Calendar

Knowing he did not have enough support for SB460 to pass it out of committee, Senior Chairman, Rep. Paul Luebke (D, Durham,) pulled SB460 from the House Finance calendar. Bill sponsors - Senators Don Davis (D, Greene, Pitt, Wayne) and Margaret Highsmith Dickson (D, Bladen, Cumberland) - tried to regroup at a press conference Tuesday, June 22. Senator Davis was unable to answer reporters' basic questions about the bill despite prompting by HSUS lobbyist, Amanda Arrington.

Neither Senator was aware that Bladen County Commissioners had just voted to oppose SB460.

Also this week, North Carolina Animal Rabies Control Association (NCARCA) Board voted to oppose stating, "due to SB460 being an unfunded mandate, and major problems with both the definitions and the exclusions, they do not support the bill as presented."

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