Duck Town Council Releases Statement Regarding Resolution No. 16-04 in Opposition to and Urging the Repeal of Session Law 2016-3/House Bill 2
Post Date: April 21, 2016
Duck, NC — In September 2012 on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Duck’s incorporation, the Town Council approved its 2022 Vision for the Town. This effort was intended to provide a vision and underlying principles to guide the development and decision making of the Town Council through the year 2022. One of the underlying principles included in the 2022 Vision states: “We are an inclusive community that welcomes and embraces the diversity, talents, and expertise of all of our stakeholders.” House Bill 2 (Session Law 2016-3), which was signed into law on March 23, 2016, is contradictory to this principle and the Town’s values.
For this reason, concerns over economic impacts and concerns over the erosion of local authority as outlined in Resolution 16-04, the Town Council of the Town of Duck, North Carolina, is opposed to House Bill 2. The Town Council requests Governor McCrory to continue to address the issues with HB 2 and urges the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal the law.