COOPER SIGNS NC GUN ORDER

NORTH CAROLINA Gov. Roy Cooper (D) issued an executive directive ordering that state Bureau of Investigation and other state agencies to take more action against gun violence. The order directs the BOI to conduct more threat assessment training for local police and provide more public education on “domestic terrorism indicators,” and order the state Department of Health to better educate people about properly storing guns. (RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER, ABC11 [RALEIGH])

WOLF ISSUES SWEEPING PA GUN CONTROL ORDER

Saying “too many Pennsylvanians are losing their lives to gun violence,” PENNSYLVANIA Gov. Tom Wolf (D) issued a wide-ranging executive order aimed at reducing gun violence in the Keystone State. The order implements two dozen separate initiatives under four major categories: more sharing of information between government agencies, reducing community gun violence, stemming domestic violence and suicides that involve a gun, and forestalling mass shootings. (MORNING CALL [ALLENTOWN], PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

SUNUNU SIGNS NH HOSPITAL MERGER BILL

NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a measure that gives the New Hampshire Charitable Trusts Unit the power to question whether mergers of health care organizations will affect the community’s “access to quality and affordable physical and mental health care services.” In a statement, Sununu said “House Bill 552 provides the State with the ability to examine these arrangements to ensure that they result in lower costs to patients with a higher quality of care.” (CONCORD MONITOR)

NM GOV, LAWMAKERS LOOK TO FIGHT DOMESTIC TERRORISM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) and legislative leaders joined with state law enforcement officials to announce they will work together on several initiatives to improve the state’s ability to prevent hate crimes and domestic terrorism. Some of the proposals already under consideration include tougher penalties for hate crimes, improving mental health care, proposing additional gun safety legislation and creating a state counterterrorism unit. (SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN)

 

ABBOTT LAUNCHES TX DOMESTIC TERRORISM TASK FORCE

Two weeks after a white man looking to kill Hispanics murdered 22 people and injured dozens more in El Paso, TEXAS Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced the creation of task force aimed at stopping domestic terrorism. In a statement, Abbott said the group will be comprised of federal, state and local officials, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and El Paso police Chief Greg Allen. The members will analyze current and emerging state threats and form prevention and response strategies. (TEXAS TRIBUNE, TEXAS GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

 

-- Compiled by RICH EHISEN