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Civitas Action Applauds House Approval of Proposed Right-to-Work Amendment and Freeze of Local Impact Fees, Will Grade Votes

April 26, 2017

On Tuesday, the House approved both House Bill 436 Local Gov’t/Regulatory Fees and House Bill 819 Protect NC Right to Work Constitutional Amendment.

HB 436 would freeze for one year all local developer impact fees at current rates, and commission a study of the issue. Civitas Action supports this measure that avoids imposing rising costs on developers while studying the necessity and predictability of these fees.

HB 819 would place on the November 2018 ballot an amendment to the state constitution recognizing individuals’ right to work without being forced to join a union. North Carolina already has right to work in its General Statutes, but this measure would greatly strengthen the right to worker freedom and make it far more difficult to circumvent or reverse in the future.

Civitas Action supports the right of workers to be employed without being forced to join a union.

Civitas Action fully intends to grade the House’s votes on HB 436 and HB 819, as well as any future Senate votes taken on the bills, in its 2017 Civitas Action Conservative Effectiveness Ranking. Grades will be updated to the website within one or two business days following the vote.

To track the 2017 votes, click here