Friday, September 2, 2011

More Legislation

A few more new laws I missed in the last summary:

New Crimes:

S.L. 2011-231: Makes it a class 2 misdemeanor for a person to hunt, fish, or trap on or remove pine straw from another’s land without written permission. Makes it a class 1 misdemeanor to remove pine needles or pine straw if there is a no trespassing sign.

S.L. 2011-232: Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person, with intent to defraud, to receive money as a result of cashing, depositing, or receiving a direct deposit of a public employee decedent’s retirement allowance under the circumstances described in the new statutes.

Meth Lab Responses in NC

S.L. 2011-240. Requires retailers to register all sales of pseudoephedrine.  Makes it a Class A1 misdemeanor for a retailer to knowingly and willfully violate; a  subsequent offense is a Class I felony. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a purchaser or employee to knowingly and willfully violate; a second offense is a Class A1 misdemeanor; a third or subsequent offense is a Class I felony


S.L. 2011-241: Makes it a class 1 misdemeanor for a person to aid or abet a student’s unlawful absence from a regional school. Makes it a class A1 misdemeanor for an applicant for employment to willfully provide false information on an employment application that is the basis for a criminal history check.

S.L. 2011-263: Makes it a class 2 misdemeanor to knowingly file a false and frivolous complaint against an employer relating to employer use of the E-Verify System (employers are required to check immigration status of its employees using the E-Verify System).

S.L. 2011-355: Makes it a class 3 misdemeanor for a person holding a "limited volunteer license" for doctors or physician assistants to exceed the limitations.

S.L. 2011-356: Makes it a Class I felony to assault a law enforcement, probation, or parole officer (14-33(c)(4)) and firefighter, emergency medical technician, medical responder, or emergency department personnel (14.34.6(a)), if the assault inflicts “physical injury," including “cuts, scrapes, bruises, or other physical injury which does not constitute serious injury.

2011-369: Makes it a class 2 misdemeanor to remove feral swine from a trap while the swine is still alive or to transport the live swine after that removal.

S.L. 2011-408. Makes it a class 1 misdemeanor to place an unauthorized campaign sign on a highway and makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize, or unlawfully remove a lawful political sign.

Amendments to other Crimes:

S.L. 2011-243: Allows off duty probation and parole officers to carry firearms.

S.L. 2011-326: Adds some stimulants to Schedule I, II, and III.

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