Topless ban bill held up

Posted February 14, 2013

— A proposal to clarify the state's public indecency laws about women's breasts has been sent back to committee.

House Bill 34 appeared to be on a fast track after it breezed through the House Judiciary C Committee Wednesday and was placed on the calendar for House approval Thursday.

However, House Rules Chairman Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, moved the measure to his Rules Committee near the end of the Thursday afternoon session. Moore says the move is necessary to "address a couple of technical issues."

Moore said the bill's sponsors agreed to the delay.

Sponsor Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe, says the hold-up doesn't indicate a lack of support.

He says some have voiced concerns that the bill could turn misdemeanor violators into sex offenders. 

Moffitt says that's not the case, but the bill will be tweaked to clarify the issue. 


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  • archmaker Feb 15, 2013

    great headline!

  • JoCo50 at MXR Feb 15, 2013

    This Republican is disappointed in this waste of time on a non-issue by the Republican majority legislature.

  • lec02572 Feb 15, 2013

    I though the GOP was all about getting rid of regulations, rules, etc. Is this so important that you have that much time to spend on it? Come on, work on something that is important.

  • jlp Feb 14, 2013

    Look at it this way. The more time they spend on stupid stuff the less time we are moving back into the dark ages.

  • nerdlywehunt Feb 14, 2013

    Yet more government intrusion in private lives........

  • downtowner Feb 14, 2013

    The GOP is the party of BIG GOVERNMENT

  • wral mods blow close my account Feb 14, 2013

    NC GOP, is this really a problem worth spending time on.