Raleigh, N.C. — 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.