S. 34 – The Castle Doctrine – Passes NC Senate

The Castle Doctrine bill, S. 34, passed its Third Reading tonight by a vote of 35 ayes, 13 nays. The legislature’s website doesn’t have the full vote details yet but I will put it up as soon as it is available.

S. 34 passed its Third Reading with no new amendments which is good.

The bill now goes to the State House where its companion bill, H.52, has three primary sponsors and 26 co-sponsors. On a side note, the three primary sponsors are Democrats which shows that party label is not the key ingredient in support for gun rights – at least in North Carolina.

UPDATE: Here are the voting results with the roll call on S. 34.

ROLL CALL
Legislative Session Day 19 (02-28-2011)

SB 34 THE CASTLE DOCTRINE. 2nd Ed.
Sponsor: BROCK, D. BERGER, HARRINGTON
Third Reading Outcome: PASSED
Time: Feb 28 2011 7:15PM
Total Votes: 48 Ayes: 35 Noes: 13 Not: 0 Exc. Absent: 2 Exc. Vote: 0

Ayes: Senator(s): ALLRAN; APODACA; BERGER, D.; BERGER, P.; BLAKE; BROCK; BROWN; BRUNSTETTER; CLARY; CLODFELTER; DANIEL; DANNELLY; DAVIS; EAST; FORRESTER; GOOLSBY; GRAHAM; GUNN; HARRINGTON; HARTSELL; HISE; HUNT; JACKSON; MEREDITH; NEWTON; PATE; PRESTON; RABON; ROUZER; RUCHO; STEVENS; TILLMAN; TUCKER; VAUGHAN; WALTERS

Noes: Senator(s): ATWATER; BLUE; GARROU; JENKINS; JONES; KINNAIRD; MANSFIELD; MCKISSICK; NESBITT; PURCELL; ROBINSON; STEIN; WHITE

Exc. Absence: Senator(s): BINGHAM; SOUCEK


4 thoughts on “S. 34 – The Castle Doctrine – Passes NC Senate”

  1. John, I thought the companion bill was H 74…I just wrote personal letters to the following State House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, urging their support of the Castle Doctrine H74 and S34, I guess now I'll need to send out some additional correspondence..
    Chairman Rep. Daughtry
    Vice Chairman Rep. Burr
    Vice Chairman Rep. Guice
    Vice Chairman Rep. Mills
    Vice Chairman Rep. T. Moore
    Vice Chairman Rep. Randleman
    Vice Chairman Rep. Rhyne
    Members Rep. M. Alexander, Rep. Blackwell, Rep. Blust, Rep. Bordsen, Rep. R. Brown, Rep. Bryant, Rep. Cleveland, Rep. Crawford, Rep. Dixon, Rep. Faircloth, Rep. Faison, Rep. Glazier, Rep. Hackney, Rep. Haire, Rep. Hall, Rep. Harrison, Rep. Hilton, Rep. Howard, Rep. Ingle, Rep. Insko, Rep. Jackson, Rep. Jones, Rep. Jordan, Rep. Killian, Rep. Martin, Rep. McGrady, Rep. Michaux, Rep. Mobley, Rep. Pridgen, Rep. Ross, Rep. Stam, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Weiss

  2. @Tom: H 74 was the second – and when introduced – the stronger of the Castle Doctrine bills. H 52 was the mirror bill to S 34.

    What we want is either H 74 or the amended S 34 language.

  3. So should I send additional correspondence to the H52 House Judiciary Committee members asking them to support S34 as ammended or to include H74 and S34 language?

  4. @Tom – Supporting S34 as it passed the Senate would be easiest. It has already passed one hurdle and the House would just need to approve the Senate bill.

    Asking them to support H74 would also be good.

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