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Raleigh, NC – As we approach the finalization of the conference budget report we have several key issues pieces of legislation moving through the House. Among these is House Bill 630, Rylan’s Law.

Wednesday the house voted a resounding 101-14 to concur with the version of Rylan’s Law that had been strengthened by the additions made in the Senate. I look forward to seeing this new law implemented in full force to help protect the children of the state.

Another accomplishment from the House this week relates to key reforms to regulations facing businesses and state agencies. The North Carolina House passed Senate Bill 16 Thursday, maintaining House Republicans’ ongoing commitment to streamline and simplify the state’s rulemaking processes since 2011.

Passed through a bi partisan effort, Senate Bill 16 reduces the burden of excessive state guidelines on both the private and public sector while increasing public notice requirements and citizens’ access to judicial review of new agency rules and regulations.

“One of the House’s top priorities is to identify regulatory reforms that remove barriers to economic growth and reduce the cost of doing business in North Carolina,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.

“I’m proud the North Carolina House has approved yet another proposal to fix burdensome regulations, enhance transparency and improve public input on the state’s rulemaking process.”

“The House’s latest proposal to reform excessive and unnecessary regulations empowers North Carolina taxpayers with a louder voice in the government process while increasing flexibility for businesses to grow and create jobs.”

Weekly Update

Tuesday

· No vote session

Wednesday

· Attended a State and Local Government Committee meeting

· Met with stakeholders on ABC Committee issues

· Met with concerned constituents about Senate Bill 36

· Caucused with my GOP colleagues

· Entered session at 2:00

Thursday

· Hosted local Moore County officials concerned with House Bill 795

· Caucused with my GOP colleagues

· Entered Session at 1:30 PM

 

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Local News

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Crime Reports

  • Police Seek Assistance Locating Four Runaway Juveniles +

    The Aberdeen Police Department has requested the public’s assistance locating four runaway juveniles Saturday. Read More
  • Report Shows Moore County Crime Rate Decreased By 18% +

    Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey recently received his departments North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation 2016 Uniform Crime Report Card. Read More
  • Police Seek Assistance In Aberdeen Home Invasion +

    Aberdeen Police Officers responded to a Home Invasion on Tuesday October 17, 2017 in the 200 block of Woodgreen Drive Read More
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Obituaries

  • Mark Hunter Gentry of Southern Pines Obituary +

    Mark Hunter Gentry, 61 of Southern Pines, passed away on October 19, 2017 at his home. Read More
  • Margaret “Meg” McLaurin McGill of Pinehurst Obituary +

    Margaret “Meg” McLaurin McGill, 52, of Pinehurst, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017 at UNC Hospital. Read More
  • Ronald Edward Hussey Of Robbins Obituary +

    Ronald Edward Hussey, 65, of Robbins, N.C., died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Man Run Over By Vehicle In Aberdeen Saturday Evening +

    A man was run over by a car while he was lying in the yard of an Aberdeen home Saturday Read More
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    The bicyclist who was struck by a car on Tuesday near the Robbins Crossroads died after being airlifted to UNC Read More
  • One Airlifted After Multivehicle Wreck In Pinehurst Wednesday +

    One person was airlifted to a Trauma Center and the highway was temporarily blocked in both directions after a multivehicle Read More
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