Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are posed to members of the Forsyth and Guilford County delegations to the General Assembly. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.
1. Because of troop deployments, NC will: a) lose a seat in congress, b) maintain the same number of seats, or c) gain an extra seat in Congress.
2. True or false: The new handgun bill (House Bill 111) allows persons with concealed handgun permits to carry that concealed weapon in parks but not restaurants. 3. True or false: The immigrant ID bill (House Bill 33) accepts consulate and embassy documents when determining a person’s identification or residence for government or law enforcement purposes.
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R- Rockingham-Guilford) 1. [Declined to participate] [X] 2. [Declined to participate] [X] 3. [Declined to participate] [X]
Shame list The following lawmakers did not return phone calls: Sen. Brunstetter (R-Forsyth), Sen. Linda Garrou (D-Forsyth),
Gladys Robinson (D-Guilford), Sen. Don Vaughan (D-Guilford), Rep. Alma Adams (D- Guilford), Rep. John Blust (R-Guilford), Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford), Larry Brown (R-Forsyth), Rep. John Faircloth (R-Guilford), Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth), Rep. Maggie Jeffus (D-Guilford), Rep. Bill McGee (R-Forsyth), Rep. Earline Parmon (D-Forsyth) and Rep. Larry Womble (D-Forsyth)
1. b) Maintain the same number of seats
2. False: The permit allows concealed handgun owners to carry that weapon in parks and restaurants.
3. False: Neither consulate not embassy documents are acceptable forms of ID.