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Today @NCCapitol (April 22): Abortion, revenge porn, puppy mills on agenda

Posted April 22, 2015

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— Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Wednesday, April 22. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and around state government.

LATE NIGHT AT THE NCGA: Members of the House worked late into the evening Tuesday night, taking a break for dinner and for House Republicans to hear from Gov. Pat McCrory. Although the governor didn't stop to chat with reporters and members of the Republican caucus weren't willing to divulge the topic of discussion, it's a good bet that he was talking bonds. McCrory brought Transportation Secretary Tony Tata and Budget Director Lee Roberts along for the visit.

THE GOVERNOR: McCrory is scheduled to make an economic development announcement at the NC Japan Center on North Carolina State University's campus. According to press reports, CBC Americas Corp., the American division of a big Japanese company, is expected to announce Wednesday it is moving its headquarters from New York to Wake County.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Wednesday's legislative calendars are jam-packed as lawmakers churn through dozens of bills. The General Assembly posts a full committee calendar every day, but here are some of the highlights:

Abortion: The House Health Committee takes up a bill that would extend the waiting period for women seeking an abortion and prohibits UNC-affiliated hospitals from performing the procedure. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online at 10 a.m.

Revenge porn: The House Judiciary IV Committee will review a bill that would make it a felony to post pictures or video of someone online if that person had a reasonable expectation that those images would not be made public. The measure is aimed at curbing the practice of revenge porn, in which someone posts intimate material after a breakup. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online at 10 a.m.

Political activity for teachers: The Senate Education Committee will review a bill that would limit when teachers could engage in political activity. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online at 11 a.m.

Puppy mills: The House Rules Committee takes up a bill to require that breeders provide certain health and safety standards for the dogs in their care. This puppy mill regulation bill is favored by McCrory. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online at noon.

Senate session: The Senate meets at 2 p.m. Among the bills on the floor calendar is a measure expanding the use of stop-arm cameras to catch motorists who don't stop for school buses.

House session: The state House meets at 3 p.m. It is expected to take up a bill that would curb certain undercover investigations of businesses, including factory farms, as well as other material that moves out of committee throughout the day.

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  • Roy Hinkley Apr 22, 2015
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    Well, it's probably not as bad as you think it is.

    It's basically posting nude/sexual/explicit pictures (or videos) of an ex on-line for others to ogle. The poster gets revenge on the ex by publicly exposing what was given to them in good faith during a better time in their now failed relationship.

  • Erik Vinson Apr 22, 2015
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    Not exactly sure what "revenge porn" is and I may not ever want to know! Once you know, you can't un-know!! LOL

  • Quinn Satterthwaite Apr 22, 2015
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    You thought it was illegal to post porn on the internetz?

    And Koch is in favor of abortion so you really have your finger on the pulse of the political world.

  • Jason Conaway Apr 22, 2015
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    actually they have

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 22, 2015
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    1) they need to leave abortion alone!

    2) isn't it already illegal to post porn?

    3) hope they do pass the puppy mill law-it is sorely needed in NC-we are an embarrassment in this regard

    BUT if the Koch bros want things done they will be regardless of what we want

  • Jamie France Apr 22, 2015
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    Didn't they run on creating jobs and helping the NC economy. Good thing they are tackling these crucial topics of abortion, revenge porn, and puppy mills first, though.