S 179, an Arizona-style bill that would make it a state crime to not “carry or complete an alien registration document”, will be introduced today. State Senator Don East will introduce the bill.

The bill is the same as last year’s SJC1349, which went nowhere because East introduced it during the state’s “short session”, when legislators only vote on bills pertaining to the state budget. The bill could have moved forward with a special joint resolution, but lawmakers decided it wasn’t worth their time.

Aside from immigrants, East also doesn’t like the LGBTQ community. Last month he sponsored NC’s Defense of Marriage bill.