New bills signed into law by North Carolina governor

July 22, 2012 by  

On Tuesday, July 17, Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina, with offices in the state capital of Raleigh, signed 11 bills into law, in addition to the 50 that she has signed since the General Assembly session in the state ended two weeks ago. The Governor, no doubt, feels it is important that people in the state are aware of governmental activities and her office has most likely used poster printing and flyer printing to delineate the details of the new bills that have become law.

One bill which the Governor signed would require lawmakers to meet to elect the House speaker and the Senate leader in the early part of January and then adjourn for a few weeks. The legislators from the Republican Party, which approved the provision in a cleanup bill of 35 pages in length on the last day of the session, say that by selecting leaders before the writing and debating of the bills began, the sessions would be more efficient.

Another bill, which is intended to help the state with its recent surge in movie production, has language that extends the tax incentives and other provisions for the state’s film industry. The original tax incentives for companies that shoot films in the state were scheduled to expire on January 1, 2014 and have now been extended for one year.

Other bills which the Governor signed are ones that are designed to help streamline some business regulations, making it easier for businesses to operate in the state, and others that create protection for whistle-blowers who report people allegedly involved in misconduct or fraud related to health insurance plans for teachers and state employees.