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SB 870 - Making General Statutes Gender Neutral - North Carolina Key Vote

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Title: Making General Statutes Gender Neutral

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the General Statutes Commission to review all general statutes and the North Carolina Constitution and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding ways of changing the language to be gender neutral.

Highlights:

-Requests that recommendations include advice about substantive legislative changes, as well as administrative changes that may be made by the Attorney General upon authorization of the General Assembly (Sec. 1). -Takes effect upon becoming law (Sec. 1).

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

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