RALEIGH, NC (WECT/AP) - Governor Pat McCrory's office says he signed nine bills into law on Wednesday, including House Bill 256 that allows disabled veterans to park in a handicapped parking space if they display a special "Partially Disabled Veteran" license plate. The plates are available through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
In Senate Bill 575, McCrory's signature, combined with South Carolina's similar legislation approved this month, clears the way to enforce the original 18th-century boundary again starting in January. High-tech boundary work began 20 years ago after it was determined the border was askew from old surveying techniques. The bill addresses what to do about several dozen people who believed they were in one state but actually are in the other Carolina.
In a news release, McCrory's office said he also signed the following legislation:
- Senate Bill 748- Extends the reporting date of the Blue Ribbon Commission to study the building and infrastructure needs of the state to 2017.
- House Bill 970- Authorizes criminal record checks of any current or prospective employees, volunteers or contractors of the Office of State Controller.
- House Bill 1014- Establishes the Advisory Council on Rare Diseases and renames a section of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes to Taylor's Law. Also removes obsolete references to the More at Four program in the General Statutes.
- House Bill 1145- Directs the Board of Dental Examiners on enforcing rules.
- House Bill 283- Enhances criminal penalties for people who trespass on real property by reentering after removal pursuant to a valid order or by knowingly creating or presenting a false document of title or possession.
- House Bill 971- Clarifies the law governing the central motor fleet.
- House Bill 292- Requires a license to operate a “beach bingo” game. This also authorizes the State Bureau of Investigation to charge and collect the licensing fee, and makes it a criminal offense to violate the beach bingo licensing requirements.