Tag:criminal code

  • The General Assembly needs a to-do list, and here it is

    The General Assembly reconvenes Friday for another special session, primarily designated for redistricting business. There will be proposed legislative maps, public hearings, lots of debate and, I predict, an almost straight party-line vote on newly drawn —  per court order — legislative districts. These maps and the expected discussion will take up most…

  • Bill would clean up cluttered criminal code

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s criminal code is out of control, but lawmakers are ready to rein it in. Hundreds of crimes are strewn across more than 140 chapters of the North Carolina General Statutes. Chapter 14 alone, which deals specifically with criminal law, holds more than 840 sections defining countless…

  • JLF’s Gray endorses recodification of N.C. criminal code

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, spoke briefly this morning in favor of the provision of Senate Bill 114 that would create a new commission to recodify North Carolina’s criminal code. Gray offered this testimony during a meeting of the N.C. House Finance Committee meeting. The committee…