Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are directed to the Forsyth and Guilford delegations to the NC General Assembly. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. How would Chamberlin’s Law, proposed by Sen. Don Vaughan, change the law regarding cruelty to animals? 2. Rep. Paul Stam proposed income tax credits for parents who “lawfully educate” their kids outside of the public school system. What else do they have to do to qualify? 3. There is talk of lifting the current cap on charter schools. How many does North Carolina currently allow?

Sen. Phil Berger, R-Rockingham/Guilford

1. It would increase certain penalties. [X]

2. Their income level has to be less than $100,000. [ ]

3. 100 [ ]

Rep. Larry Brown, R- Forsyth

1. I think it prosecutes those individuals who leave animals out and let them starve. [ -]

2. They had to be in public school prior to being able to do that. [ ]

3. It allows 100, but they want to take (the cap) completely off. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. Chamberlin’s Law would allow pet owners to be prosecuted for “reckless” neglect instead of “malicious” or intentional mistreatment.

2. Prior enrollment in public school, and a certain income threshold

3. North Carolina currently allows for 100 charter schools.