The North Carolina State Senate’s proposed budget, which passed by a vote of 32-15, with 3 abstentions, on June 18, 2015, repeals the State Fair Housing Act and eliminates the North Carolina Human Relations Commission (NCHRC), the state body that currently has authority to investigate and enforce the law. The provisions, which are contained in the Senate’s 508-page budget bill, also calls for the repeal of a state statute prohibiting the interference with another person’s civil rights.
The North Carolina House budget bill did not contain similar provisions repealing the State Fair Housing Act or eliminating the NCHRC. Because the differences in the bills passed by the Senate and House, a conference committee will be appointed to reconcile the differences. (Source: Read more)