Updating Mental Health Language

SB 768 / HB 1021 People First Language 2018

Senate Primary Sponsors: Sen. Tamara Barringer (R-Wake), Sen. Kathy Harrington (R-Gaston), Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth)

House Primary Sponsors: Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover)

Bill Movement


This bill was filed in the House on May 24, 2018. This bill passed the House Judiciary I Committee on June 11, 2018. This bill passed in the House on June 13, 2018.


This bill was filed in the Senate on May 29, 2018. This bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 31, 2018. This Committee Substitute passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 5, 2018. The bill then moved to the Senate Rules Committee and passed on June 6, 2018. This bill passed second and third reading in the Senate on June 7, 2018 and will now be sent to the House. This bill passed in Senate with a vote of 44-0 on June 14, 2018. The bill will be sent to Governor Cooper.

Bill Summary

This bill would update the general statutes of NC with changing the phrase “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” as recommended by the General Statutes Commission.


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