Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment on the right to hunt and fish in North Carolina say it's all about preserving traditions for future generations and blocking any attempts to erode those pastimes

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment on the right to hunt and fish in North Carolina say it’s all about preserving traditions for future generations and blocking any attempts to erode those pastimes.

A Senate committee voted Wednesday to put the amendment on ballots this November. The proposal still must clear the full Senate and House. The National Rifle Association and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation spoke for the idea. Supporters say similar language is enshrined in constitutions of over 20 states.

General Assembly members are considering whether to place several amendments on the fall ballot.

A House committee planned later Wednesday to consider an amendment to lower the state’s income tax rate cap from 10 percent to 5.5 percent. That same committee plans debate on a voter identification amendment Thursday.