On Thursday, June 24, H2047, “Video Service Competition Act” passed Second Reading in the House. The vote followed numerous overwhelmingly defeated amendments and a great deal of debate. One of the bill sponsors, Representative Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg, rose to explain the bill referring to H2047 as “the consumer’s bill” and exclaiming “I submit to you my colleagues that this is an exciting day for the consumers of North Carolina”. Only twelve Representatives voted against cable choice in second reading: L. Allen, Almond, Bordsen, Fisher, Goodwin, Harrison, Insko, Kiser, Luebke, Ross, Sauls, and Weiss. It is interesting to note that Representative Paul Luebke, a primary sponsor of H2047, ultimately voted against the bill. H2047 is scheduled for final vote, Third Reading, in the House on Monday evening.