Rep. Pricey Harrison has titled a few bills in her day.
The Greensboro Democrat, a prolific bill filer, said a good bill title can "put a positive spin on an issue."
She's co-sponsored a few good ones:
Appalachian Mountains Preservation Act: Would prohibit North Carolina's electric utilities from buying coal that comes from so-called "mountaintop removal" methods.
Access to Higher Education: Would prohibit state community colleges and universities from asking students whether they were illegal immigrants.
North Carolina Racial Justice Act: Allows racial discrimination to be taken into consideration when determining whether to impose the death penalty.
Still, she made a distinction between her college bill and, say, the Defense of Marriage Act.
"That was more about taking it out of a discussion of illegal immigration and making it what the bill is really about, which is access to higher education," she said. "The Defense of Marriage Act is a ban on gay marriages — kind of the exact opposite of what the title says."
More after the jump.