Today @NCCapitol (March 26): Bills on police dogs and autocycles mark the end of the week

Posted March 26, 2015

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— Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Thursday, March 26. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and around state government.

FIRST UP: The House Finance Committee reviews a bill that would define and regulate autocycles, which are three-wheeled car-motorcycle hybrids. The committee is also scheduled too look at a bill that clears the way for the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency to refinance its debt after selling off its stake in several power plants. The same power-related bill, which is expected to lower power bills in eastern North Carolina, is on the Senate floor Thursday.

Marijuana House committee kills medical marijuana bill DOG GONE: The House Local Government Committee will take up a bill that would make it easier for Raleigh to allow retired police dogs to live with the officers they worked with on the force. That is the current practice, but this bill would make it clear those officers could own the dogs rather than having the city retain ownership.

THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Pat McCrory will attend a "key ceremony" for Operation Coming Home, in Fuquay-Varina.

IN THE HOUSE: House members will take a final vote on the historic preservation tax credit bill and a measure that would give medical examiners access to inmate medical records in case of a death in custody.

IN THE SENATE: The Senate will send the House its version of North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency bill.


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