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Bill Abbreviations
2R – Second Reading
3R – Third Reading
MC – Motion to Concur
ACR – Adopt Conference Report
VO – Veto Override
A# - Amendment (and corresponding number to amendment)
MSR – Motion to Suspend the Rules
RCS – Roll Call Number
Legend
Voted Conservatively
Did Not Vote Conservatively
Absent/No Vote
Excused Vote

Mike C. Stone (R)

Score: 96 out of 100
Rank: 4 out of 120
 

This bill prohibits the state from indirectly subsidizing competition with private industry through actions by cities. It also ensures that where there is competition between the private sector and the state, directly or a framework is set up to not discourage private investment and job creation. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect jobs and promote investment by ensuring private entities are able to compete fairly within the market.

Roll Call Vote #438
2016-04-21

This bill protects North Carolinians from some of the worst provisions of Obamacare. It also directs the Attorney General to join the Florida multistate lawsuit against Obamacare and its individual mandate provision. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow individuals to make their own healthcare decisions without the intrusion of the government.

Roll Call Vote #94
2011-03-09

This amendment allows Planned Parenthood to receive federal funding. Civitas believes the conservative position is to not fund organizations that perform abortions with taxpayer funding.

Roll Call Vote #412
2011-05-03

This amendment allocates $1.5 million to the Energy Centers of NC State University, NC A&T University, and Appalachian State University through the Dept. of Commerce. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow the free market to provide private solutions to energy consumption issues.

Roll Call Vote #422
2016-04-21

This bill is the first budget legislation that has ever been vetoed and overridden. The clincher vote removes the possibility to reconsider the veto override vote. Civitas believes the conservative position is to avoid unnecessary spending while ensuring the tax burden on individuals and businesses is minimized as much as possible.

Roll Call Vote #1000
2011-06-15

This bill is the first budget legislation that has ever been vetoed and overridden. It cuts unnecessary spending without raising taxes. Civitas believes the conservative position is to avoid unnecessary spending while ensuring the tax burden on individuals and businesses is minimized as much as possible.

Roll Call Vote #999
2011-06-15

This amendment adds qualifications for the status of an unborn victim. Specifically, it states that all of the offenses listed in the legislation apply to an unborn child if the child is in utero for a minimum of 20 weeks and that some offenses will apply if the child is in utero for 12 weeks. Civitas believes the conservative position is that life begins from conception and that all children are deserving of the protection this bill would provide.

Roll Call Vote #145
2011-03-24

This amendment adds an element to any of the offenses listed that the defendant knew or should have known that the unborn victim's mother was pregnant. Civitas believes the conservative position is that a child is an unborn victim if the defendant harmed the child regardless of whether the defendant knew the woman was pregnant.

Roll Call Vote #146
2011-03-24

This bill creates criminal offenses for violent acts that cause the death or injury of an unborn child or that are committed against the pregnant mother. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect the life of the unborn child and enforce criminal offenses against unborn victims.

Roll Call Vote #293
2011-04-19

This bill adds a good faith exception to the exclusionary rule and calls on the NC Supreme Court to overturn State v. Carter, 322 N.C. 709 (1988). Carter held the good faith exclusion did not apply under NC law. Civitas believes the conservative position is that evidence obtained by law enforcement officers acting in good faith under a search warrant should be admitted in a criminal trial, even if the search warrant has a technical defect. Criminal trials in NC courts should operate similarly to criminal trials in federal courts.

Roll Call Vote #20
2011-02-10

This bill rotates the order of candidates and political parties as they appear on the ballot. Civitas believes the conservative position is to ensure voters make an informed, conscientious decision on which candidates they select and by rotating the order, voters are more likely to actively and knowingly choose candidates.

Roll Call Vote #890
2011-06-08

This bill significantly reduces the number of signatures required for a new political party or an unaffiliated candidate to qualify for ballot access. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow voters more choice in candidates and parties on North Carolina ballots.

Roll Call Vote #754
2011-06-07

This bill forbids certain consulate and embassy documents, including the matricula consular, from being used as valid identification for North Carolina governmental and law enforcement purposes. Civitas believes the conservative position is to only accept identification from valid U.S and state agencies to ensure the safety and integrity of our communities.

Roll Call Vote #175
2011-03-30

This bill prohibits public higher education institutions from using accreditation status of a NC secondary school as a factor in determining admissions, loans, scholarships, or other educational activity unless the accreditation was conducted by a state agency. Civitas believes the conservative position is to limit the influence of arbitrary accreditation agencies on important higher education admissions determinations and instead, to focus on the quality of the student applying by assessing factors such as grades, difficulty of courses, extracurricular activities and other relevant factors.

Roll Call Vote #737
2016-04-21

This bill provides an individual income tax credit for children with disabilities who require special education and creates a fund for special education and related services. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow greater school choice for all children.

Roll Call Vote #796
2011-06-07

This amendment reduces the credit amount available to parents to send their children to private school, limiting their school choice options. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow greater school choice for all children.

Roll Call Vote #793
2011-06-07

This amendment adds mental retardation as an element necessary to receive the tax credit. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow greater school choice for all students and not excessively restrict access to the tax credit.

Roll Call Vote #794
2016-04-21

This bill reduces the potential for election fraud by requiring a photo ID at the ballot box. It also provides a free ID to those who need one in order to vote. Civitas believes the conservative position is to preserve the integrity of our electoral process by ensuring only legal, registered voters participate in their proper electoral district.

Roll Call Vote #1278
2011-07-26

This bill requires counties, cities, and employers with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify program to confirm the legal work authorization status of new employees. Civitas believes the conservative position is to ensure only citizens and legal residents have access to American jobs.

Roll Call Vote #861
2016-04-21

This bill eliminates the "instant runoff" voting for judicial offices when late vacancies occur, using a vacancy election by plurality instead. It also repeals public campaign financing for Council of State races and makes judicial elections partisan. Civitas believes the conservative position is to let voters know what party judicial candidates belong to so they can make a more informed decision at the polls. The elimination of campaign financing also encourages greater freedom of speech by allowing citizens to voice their opinion through financial contributions.

Roll Call Vote #779
2016-04-21

This bill expands the list of felonies for which a DNA sample must be taken upon arrest and appropriates the funds to facilitate the expansion. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect our citizens from crime and repeat offenders.

Roll Call Vote #447
2011-05-09

This bill would repeal the statutory authority allowing state government to issue new state debt without voter approval - most notably through investment vehicles known as Certificates of Participation. Civitas believes the conservative position is that all government debt should be subject to voter approval.

Roll Call Vote #761
2011-06-07

This bill creates a more favorable environment for job creation by lowering the cost to employ more workers. Civitas believes the conservative position is to promote job creation and lower the cost to hire employees.

Roll Call Vote #645
2016-04-21

This bill requires certain public entities to provide financial information upon request or maintain financial information on their website. Civitas believes the conservative position is to encourage greater transparency and accountability among non-profit organizations that receive public money.

Roll Call Vote #542
2011-05-19

This bill transfers the State Health Plan to the state treasurer and offers a premium-free basic plan for at least one year based on available cash reserves. Civitas believes the conservative position is that it is reasonable to expect a minimal premium contribution from state employees to cover their health insurance plans. Healthcare services are most efficient and effective when patients understand and appreciate the direct cost associated with the healthcare services provided.

Roll Call Vote #528
2016-04-21

This bill requires local boards of education to implement a high school course that includes the teaching of the Creator-endowed inalienable rights of the people, structure of government, election system, importance of private property rights, due process, and federalism. The legislation also requires a passing grade in the course to graduate from high school. Civitas believes the conservative position is to promote the teaching of founding principles of limited government, expanded individual freedom, personal responsibility and respect for the free market.

Roll Call Vote #848
2011-06-08

This bill allows a sheriff or designated deputy sheriff to investigate and obtain data on the use of controlled substances through a reporting system maintained by the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect the privacy of citizens' medical prescription treatments and decisions.

Roll Call Vote #922
2016-04-21

This bill presumes that a lawful occupant of a home, automobile, or workplace has reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm to himself or another when using defensive or deadly force against someone who has unlawfully and forcibly entered the premise. It also amends several gun laws regarding the right to own, possess and carry a firearm. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow individuals to protect themselves, their families and their property from unlawful and dangerous intruders.

Roll Call Vote #798
2016-04-21

This bill shortens the current two and a half week early voting period by one week. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect the integrity of the outcome of NC elections by allowing local election boards to adequately complete their work of verifying last-minute voter registrations.

Roll Call Vote #519
2016-04-21

This bill requires school principals to have parents present a copy of a child’s birth certificate and a copy of the child's immunization records when the child is first registered for school. Civitas believes the conservative position is to ensure students have legal status to attend public school and to keep students safe by requiring they have the proper immunizations.

Roll Call Vote #828
2016-04-21

This bill expands the excise tax on certain machinery and equipment used at port facilities and manufacturing and distribution facilities. Civitas believes the conservative position is to limit the amount of taxes placed on private industry.

Roll Call Vote #1232
2016-04-21

This bill would give voters an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the state Constitution to prohibit condemnation of private property except for a valid public use. It also provides for just compensation with the right of a jury trial. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect private property rights by preventing government from taking property from one owner for the benefit of another owner under the guise of economic development.

Roll Call Vote #351
2011-04-28

This bill establishes a non-partisan redistricting process with a five member, appointed advisory commission. Civitas believes the conservative position is to allow the redistricting process to be determined by directly elected legislative officials and hold them accountable for redistricting decisions rather than an appointed commission.

Roll Call Vote #927
2016-04-21

This bill reforms the NC involuntary annexation laws. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect private property owners and allow citizens to determine whether or not they want to be part of a city.

Roll Call Vote #488
2011-05-16

This bill requires women considering abortion to review the risks and alternatives, view an ultrasound of the child, and wait 24 hours before having the procedure. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect the sanctity of life that begins at conception.

Roll Call Vote #1273
2016-04-21

This bill repeals the land transfer tax, which granted counties the option of levying a tax on the sale of real property. Civitas believes the conservative position is to minimize the amount of taxes and burdens placed on the transfer of and sale of real property.

Roll Call Vote #82
2016-04-21

This bill encourages the reduction of General Fund expenditures for the 2010-2011 fiscal year and identifies funds in the non-General Funds account that can be transferred to the General Fund. Civitas believes the conservative position is to reduce unnecessary government spending and work towards a healthy, balanced budget.

Roll Call Vote #110
2011-03-15

This bill attempts to balance the budget when the state faces billions of dollars in a budget deficit. Civitas believes the conservative position is to avoid and reduce irresponsible spending increases during an economic downturn and work to spur job growth.

Roll Call Vote #21
2016-04-21

This bill attempts to limit new agency regulatory requirements that result in substantial additional costs. Civitas believes the conservative position is to reduce regulatory costs on business in order to increase productivity and promote subsequent job growth.

Roll Call Vote #93
2016-04-21

This bill makes appropriations to the State Health Plan in conjunction with HB 578 and SB 323. Civitas believes the conservative position is to expect a minimal premium contribution from state employee participants to cover their health insurance plans and that the health market works best when there are clear indicators between price paid and services provided.

Roll Call Vote #188
2011-03-31

This bill requires that specified local pending involuntary annexations be subject to a petition to deny the annexation by property owners of at least 60 percent of the parcels located in the area. Civitas believes the conservative position is to protect private property owners and allow citizens to determine whether or not they want to be part of a city.

Roll Call Vote #1185
2016-04-21

This bill makes appropriations to the State Health Plan in conjunction with HB 578 and SB 265. Civitas believes the conservative position is that it is reasonable to expect a minimal premium contribution from state employees to cover their health insurance plans and that the health market works best when there are clear indicators between price paid and services provided.

Roll Call Vote #450
2016-04-21

This bill caps non-economic (pain and suffering) awards in medical liability lawsuits to $500,000 and begins to curb medical malpractice lawsuits. Civitas believes the conservative position is to avoid frivolous medical liability lawsuits to combat the growing cost of healthcare.

Roll Call Vote #1272
2016-04-21

This bill enables candidates for judicial races to declare their party affiliation and have that affiliation appear on the ballot. Civitas believes the conservative position is to let voters know what political party judicial candidates belong to so they can make more informed decisions at the polls.

Roll Call Vote #1165
2011-06-16

This bill modifies some provider requirements for the state's Medicaid program and transfers the final decision on any appeals from the Department of Health and Human Services to an administration law judge. Civitas believes the conservative position is to streamline governmental programs to make them as effective and efficient as possible.

Roll Call Vote #1264
2011-07-25

This bill offers an amendment to the state Constitution to declare that marriage between one man and one woman is the only legal domestic union recognized in the state. Civitas believes the conservative position is that marriage is sacred and should only be recognized between one man and one woman.

Roll Call Vote #1295
2016-04-21

This bill reforms unemployment benefit requirements and moves the Employment Security Commission to the Department of Commerce. Civitas believes the conservative position is to streamline governmental programs to make them as effective and efficient as possible.

Roll Call Vote #1274
2011-07-26

This bill expands the energy industry and creates jobs. It also authorizes a study on potential energy production processes to keep NC in the energy market. Civitas believes the conservative position is to keep North Carolina in the energy game while also generating new jobs and tax revenue.

Roll Call Vote #971
2016-04-21

This bill cuts back on state agencies' regulatory authority and adds transparency to the rulemaking process. Civitas believes the conservative position is to ensure transparency in government and avoid unnecessary regulations.

Roll Call Vote #1263
2011-07-25

This bill amends the Racial Justice Act by beginning to restore the concept that justice is blind and that random statistics have no place in the courts. Civitas believes the conservative position is to ensure that justice is served in a more expeditious and logical manner without relying on unreliable, biased statistics.

Roll Call Vote #1136
2016-04-21