North Carolina's legislature passed at least three bills that were part of the agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC) according to a new report by a liberal watch dog group, Center for Media and Democracy released Thursday.
The "ALEC bills" that passed in Raleigh included a bill requiring voters to produce a photo ID, a measure providing vouchers to poor children to attend private schools and a tort reform bill that that would make it difficult to bring law suits against the food industry in claims growing out of weight gains or to pass regulations regarding soft drink size.
A number of ALEC-backed bills were considered but did not pass.
They included a measure a measure that would have phased out the state's renewable energies policy, and a proposal aimed at preventing activists or the news media from posing as employees to enter meat slaughtering facilities to record the activities.
The report is called ALEC at 40, Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress. The report said 466 ALEC bills were introduced in various legislatures this year with 84 becoming law.