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Voter ID, hunting rights amendments on tap in final week

RALEIGH (AP) The North Carolina legislature is entering what’s expected to be the final week of this year’s session ready to act on proposed constitutional amendments and any more vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper.

The General Assembly reconvenes June 25 with the House prepared to vote on bills asking residents to decide whether the state constitution should mandate photo identification to vote and protect hunting and fishing rights.

Committees also scheduled debate on proposals for the November ballot to give the legislature the sole power to appoint state election board members and to pull back on the governor’s powers to fill judicial vacancies. Another amendment expands crime victims’ rights.

Cooper had dozens of bills he must sign or veto by the end of day June 25 or they’ll become law automatically. Republicans can attempt to override vetoes.

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