Budget corrections on ferry tolls, eugenics

Posted June 27, 2012

— Senate Bill 187 will serve as this year's budget technical corrections bill. As it passed the House Appropriations Committee this morning, it had two provisions of note:

  • It allows the Department of Administration to keep the North Carolina Sterilization Victims Foundation open for one more year. Lawmakers did not provide compensation for victims of the state's eugenics program in this year's budget. However, keeping the office open could give them another chance to do so next year.
  • It delays new or increased tolls for ferries along North Carolina's coast. Those tolls have been controversial, especially in areas where ferries provide the only efficient routes between islands and the main land. 

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  • wildpig777 Jun 28, 2012

    redlight cameras ought to be banned- when are you people in nc gonna wake up and realise you're losing your freedoms ever day. i dont know of a single politican in nc that champions freedom.

  • Bellar1 Jun 28, 2012

    Looks like the Republican legislature looked at the calendar and realized it was election year. Politics as usual, same game, different players.

  • bpjamesncsu Jun 27, 2012

    Got it...thanks.

  • mbinker Jun 27, 2012

    It's tacked on to that page now as a "PCS" doc. Direct link:

  • bpjamesncsu Jun 27, 2012

    Do you know if the bill text is available online? When I searched S187, I found the bill outlawing red light cameras.