The News & Record wrote an editorial this morning arguing why this process is not ideal. The short version and the key things to remember are that these amendments if enacted are difficult to repeal and will give the legislature ability to enact laws in the spirit of these amendments (making them harder to overturn). The editorial tells you to go read them for yourself, but the NCGA website is the most labyrinthine government website possible, and it isn’t immediately clear which laws are the amendments, so here they are:
- House Bill 1092 / SL 2018-128: Const. Amendment – Require Photo ID to Vote. (Full text)
- Note: This amendment just requires an ID. No specifics are given. NC lawmakers still have to spell out the details in additional legislation. The fear is they could mandate the REAL ID in time for the 2020 election.
- Senate Bill 814 / SL 2018-118: Judicial Vacancy Sunshine Amendment. (Full text)
- Senate Bill 677 / SL 2018-96: Protect Right to Hunt and Fish (Full text)
- Senate Bill 75 / SL 2018-119: Const. Amd. – Max. Income Tax Rate of 7.0%. (Full text)
- House Bill 551 / SL 2018-110 (=S595): Strengthening Victims’ Rights. (Full text)
- House Bill 913 / SL 2018-117: Bipartisan Ethics and Elections Enforcement. (Full text)