North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed 11 bills into law as of Wednesday.

RALEIGH – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed 11 bills into law as of Wednesday. He has signed a total of 39 bills into law since June 19.

» S.B. 534: A bill authorizing the director of the budget to continue expenditures for the operations of state government at the level in effect on June 30. This bill will expire on August 14 at 11:59 p.m.

» S.B. 455: A bill prohibiting certain investments and contracts with persons determined to be engaging in investment activities in Iran.

» H.B. 356: A bill clarifying the cap on the utilities regulatory fee reserve, setting the regulatory fee in statute and allowing the commission to raise or lower the fee.

» H.B. 55: A bill amending the law regarding pyrotechnic exhibitions authorized by North Carolina State University.

» H.B. 148: A bill requiring owners of mopeds to have insurance beginning July 1, 2016 and making clarifying changes related to the law requiring the registration of mopeds.

» S.B. 284: A bill extending the sunset provision on the authority granted to counties and cities to use special assessments to address critical infrastructure needs.

» S.B. 333: A bill requiring that the State Board of Education include specific data in its annual report on the teaching profession.

» S.B. 462: A bill clarifying that a public authority may establish, control and operate a nonprofit corporation with tax exempt status.

» S.B. 578: A bill transitioning abuse and neglect investigations in child care facilities to the Division of Child Development and Early Education within DHHS as recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services.

» S.B. 88: A bill assigning pole attachment disputes to the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

» S.B. 174: A bill providing that the City of Wilmington may lease from the Department of Transportation the Department’s interest in a portion of the former CSX Transportation Rail corridor within the limits of that city.

12 new bills signed into law 6-25-15

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he signed 12 bills into law:
• S.B. 7 — Known as the “biscuit bill,” it allows convenience stores to have tables and chairs for customers, which had been prohibited from providing seating. It also authorizes pushcarts to prepare and serve food at venues such as ballparks.
• S.B. 716 — Directs the Utilities Commission to make expedited decisions under certain circumstances involving building natural gas generating facilities. Modifies the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014.
• S.B. 621 — Authorizes the DMV to send vehicle registration renewal notifications electronically.
• S.B. 488 — Amends family and child support law to make payments and collections more efficient.
• H.B. 812 — Makes information on grant fund awards by state agencies readily available on their websites.
• H.B. 86 — Requires DOT to pay certain costs of relocating water and sewer lines owned by school boards.
• H.B. 339 — Authorizes the Fonta Flora Loop Trail in Burke County be added to the state parks system.
• S.B. 301 — Exempts DOT from having to obtain approval from the Council of State when buying contaminated property.
• S.B. 596 — Clarifies state law regarding enforcing foreign judgments.
• S.B. 682 — Limits the use of contingent-based contracts for audits or assessments.
• H.B. 154 — Authorizes local government to enroll employees in the State Health Plan.
• S.B. 212 — Allows retired law enforcement officers who complete handgun qualifications for active officers to obtain concealed handgun permits.