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POP QUIZ

by YES! Staff

POP QUIZ

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Forsyth County delegation to the NC House of Representatives. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.

Q U E S T I O N S

1. True or false? NC House Bill 1384, which requires all grocery stores in the state to provide their customers with sanitary wipes for grocery carts, was passed by the House on May 14.

2. True or false? NC House Bill 1249, which declared March as “Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month,” was passed by the House on May 14.

3. True or false? A bill that would change the state motto from “Esse Quam Videri” to “Lux Libertas” was passed by the House on May 14.

Larry Womble (D-Forsyth)

1. False [ ]

2. True [ ]

3. False [ ]

Larry Brown (R-Forsyth)

1. False [ ]

2. True [ ]

3. I don’t recall. [X]

Earline Parmon (D-Forsyth)

1. False [ ]

2. True [ ]

3. False [ ]

ANSWERS

1. False. NC House Bill 1384, entitled “Shopping Carts/Prevent Exposure to Germs” failed to pass the House on May 14.

2. True. NC House Bill 1249, entitled “An Act Establishing Deep Vein Thrombosis Month” gained passage on May 14.

3. False. “Esse Quam Videri” which means “To be rather than to seem” was adopted as the state motto in 1893. “Lux Libertas” which means “Light and Liberty” is the motto of UNC-Chapel Hill.

SHAME: The following lawmakers did not return calls: Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth), Bill McGee (R-Forsyth), Alma Adams (D-Guilford), John Blust (R-Guilford), Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), Maggie Jeffus (D-Guilford), Earl Jones (D-Guilford) and Laura Wiley (R-Guilford).

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