Amendments to the state budget were flying fast and furious leading up to the Senate’s approval on Wednesday.
One of them would have required any officeholder who fails to file a state economic disclosure form within 60 days could be removed from office immediately.
That proposal came from Sen. Gladys Robinson, a Democrat from Guilford County, but it didn’t get anywhere.
Rules Chairman Sen. Tom Apodaca, the Hendersonville Republican, had it tabled – but in a nice way.
“It has a lot of merit,” he said. “I just don’t think the budget is the place to put it. It needs to be discussed thoroughly and looked at. It’s a major policy change that’s probably needed.”