Senate - 41
Contact Info

Room 623
300 N. Salisbury Street
(919) 715-3050
Jeff.Tarte@ncleg.net

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
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Jeff Tarte (R)

Score: 100 out of 100
Rank: 1 out of 50
 

This bill would once again require District and Superior Court judicial candidates to go through a party primary, and would place party affiliation on the general election ballots. Civitas believes party affiliation provides important information for voters, and that greater transparency and information for voters improves the election process. The conservative vote is yes. RCS #12 (32-15)

Roll Call Vote #12
2017-03-08

Would require 15 percent of annual projected state revenue increases be set aside into the state’s Rainy Day Fund. This, along with other measures restricting the ease with which funds from the account can be appropriated, will better grow and preserve the savings reserved for difficult fiscal times. Civitas believes prudent, fiscally responsible measures such as this helps the long-term financial health of the state and protects taxpayers. The conservative vote is yes. Senate: 2R, RCS #49 (49-0)

Roll Call Vote #44
2017-03-31

SB 325 Billion Dollar Middle Class Tax Cut - This bill reduces income taxes for virtually all taxpayers and provides tax relief to North Carolina businesses. Estimates project that total tax savings will exceed $1 billion in the next biennium, and grow in size in future years. Changes include: a reduction in the personal income tax rate from 5.499% to 5.35%, an increase in the standard deduction; and cuts to the corporate income tax and a lowering and simplification of the state’s franchise tax. Civitas Action supports reductions of the tax burden on individuals and businesses in order to scale back government’s intrusion of our lives, and to create more job opportunities and economic growth. The conservative vote is yes. Senate: RCS 54 (35-14)

Roll Call Vote #54
2017-04-06

This bill would place on the November, 2018 ballot a vote to change the state constitution’s current cap on the income tax rate of 10% down to 5.5%. The current flat personal income tax rate is 5.499% and the corporate income tax rate is 3%. Civitas Action believes in strongly protecting North Carolina taxpayers against future legislatures’ desire to raise taxes to fuel their spending habits. The conservative vote is yes. Senate: 3R, RCS #20 (36-13)

Roll Call Vote #20
2017-03-31