Democratic physicians Bill Purcell and Eric Mansfield voted for the measure, along with Dems Clark Jenkins, Ed Jones, Michael Walters and Stan White. (Catawba Republican Austin Allran recused himself from today's vote for conflict-of-interest reasons.)
Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, was one of two Dems – Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt was the other – who tried unsuccessfully to make big changes to the bill in committee and on the floor. Stein said he has concerns about S33, from the changes it would make in ER liability to its cap on non-economic damages.
On the other side, Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, is one of S33's main sponsors and probably its most outspoken advocate.