This summer, the N.C. General Assembly has continued debating and passing pieces of important legislation that will impact North Carolinians. Here are some of the biggest pieces of legislation so far this summer.
This bill would designate sex at birth. Additionally, transgender female athletes would not be able to partake in school sports on a middle, high school or collegiate level. Gov. Roy Cooper has not yet vetoed or signed the bill.
Cooper signed House Bill 347, a piece of legislation that makes sports wagering legal across the state, into law on June 14.
H.B. 347 will legalize sports gambling and permit gambling corporations to run sports betting operations in the state.
Senate Bill 747, titled Election Law Changes, passed the N.C. Senate on June 21. A number of changes to the election process — like changing the deadline for the county boards of election to receive absentee ballots from three days after Election Day to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.