The ACLU of North Carolina works in the North Carolina General Assembly and local communities to defend and advance the civil rights and civil liberties of all North Carolinians. When the state legislature is in session, we review every bill for its potential impact on civil liberties and often conduct advocacy on dozens of pieces of legislation at any given time.

The 2021-2022 long session began on January 13, 2021, and is currently ongoing but with modifications to adjust to the current public health crisis concerns. 

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HB 633 - Strengthen Criminal Gang Laws

This bill makes it easier to obtain a court order that restricts the liberty of suspected gang members under GS 14-50.43. The injunction can apply to any person who is a criminal gang member as defined by GS 14-50.16A, which does not require that the individual be convicted of a crime.

July 29, 2019

HB 791 - Law Enforcement Agency Records

House Bill 791 would allow law enforcement agencies to disclose police video footage to city councils or county commissions, city or county managers, or citizens review boards — all of whom would be bound by confidentiality agreements. Currently, law enforcement agencies cannot rel
April 24, 2019 Criminal Law Reform