Senate bill 2747 is purportedly a “lite” version of House and Senate bills #1, For the People Act. It allows States to require voter ID within certain limits and also requires the use of paper ballots in addition to any other voting counting device, with the paper ballots to be used in any audit. On the other hand, it requires voting by mail in addition to voting in person, prevents a State from requiring a notarization or witness signature or other formal authentication (other than voter attestation) as a condition of obtaining or casting an absentee ballot, prevents a State from imposing a signature verification requirement as a condition of accepting and counting a mail-in ballot or absentee ballot, sets forth redistricting requirements, permits defects in registration to be cured, and authorizes same day voting after registration. Continue reading
FEDERAL: HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YOUR BANK REPORTS ALL OF YOUR BANKING TRANSACTIONS OVER A $600 THRESHOLD?
Summary: A small gem was inserted into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation budget that will affect every financial account held by an individual, a business, and a corporation! This gem is located within the May 2021 Department of Treasury’s General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue Proposals, Section headed, Improve Tax Administration, subsection headed “Introduce Comprehensive Financial Account Reporting to Improve Tax Compliance, starting at page 88. The proposal is for banks, financial institutions, and similarly situated entities to report to the IRS each and every transaction you make that exceeds a $600 threshold. The current threshold is $10,000. Continue reading
Do you know what the “ideal” electoral district is within the City of Greensboro, NC? Continue reading
John Hammer, Rhino Times, reported on September 2, 2021 that the Greensboro City Council plans to appoint a new “at-large” Council member to replace Michelle Kennedy at its September 14, 2021 meeting. However, no meeting is scheduled for that date. Continue reading
FEDERAL: H. R. 5113 - “Realizing Efforts for Military Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Act” or the “REMEDI Act”
On August 27, 2021, Representative Crow (D-CO) introduced House of Representative (HR) bill 5113 to promote, among other things, “cohesion.”. Continue reading
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. Continue reading
FEDERAL: HR 4980 - AIR TRAVEL ONLY FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE LEAVING OR ARRIVING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
House of Representatives (HR) Bill 4980 Continue reading
FEDERAL: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (HR) BILL 4, THE JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, INTRODUCED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AGAIN!
This HR 4 bill should not be confused with HR 4, the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019”. We have previously written about the 2019 HR 4. See our July 6, 2021 Blog post: FEDERAL: GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, AND, A WORD ABOUT H.R. 4! There apparently has been a lot of discussion in the media about the 2021 HR 4 previous to its introduction, but its text has only recently been made available to the public. Continue reading
Update 8/20/21 Back on June 8, 2021, the Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club (GGRWC) Blog had a post that addressed House Bill 398. This bill proposed to repeal the pistol permit in favor of the federal NICS background check. On Wednesday, the NC Senate voted 27-20 to pass this House bill. It will now go to Governor Roy Cooper for his consideration, and hopefully, his signature. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies to pistols sold, given away, transferred, purchased, or received on or after that date. Demetria Carter Continue reading