Bills Ratified by the 1997 N.C. General Assembly
That Affect N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97
During the 1997 Session, the N.C. General
Assembly ratified the following bills affecting N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97:
- House Bill 611Increase Compensation for Erroneous Conviction (An Act to
Increase the Compensation Provided to Persons Erroneously Convicted of Felonies Who Have
Received Pardons of Innocence, to Exempt the Compensation from State Income Tax, and to
Provide for the Industrial Commission to Handle the Claims of Those Persons)Ratified
August 6. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on August 13. CH. SL 97-0388.
- House Bill 618Workers' Compensation Fraud (An Act to Increase the Criminal
Penalties for Misrepresentation and for Failure to Secure Compensation Under the Workers'
Compensation Act)Ratified July 22. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on August
1. CH. SL 97-0353.
- Senate Bill 263Workers' Compensation/Nonresident Aliens (An Act to Amend
the Workers' Compensation Act So That Nonresident Aliens Receive Compensation Equal to
That Received by Other Workers Under the Act)Ratified on July 9. Signed by
Governor Jim Hunt on July 16. CH. SL. 97-0301.
- Senate Bill 352Current Operations & Capital Budget Act (An Act to Make
Appropriations for Current Operations and for Capital Improvements for State Departments,
Institutions, and Agencies, and for Other Purposes)Ratified on August 28. Signed
by Governor Jim Hunt on August 28. CH. SL 97-0443.
- Senate Bill 483Physician Services Fees/AB (An Act to Increase the Amount
Paid to Physicians to Read X-Ray Films for the Dusty Trades Program)Ratified on
August 28. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on August 28. CH. SL 97-0508.
- Senate Bill 727Food Tax Reduction/Fee Changes (An Act to Reduce the State
Sales Tax on Food by an Additional One Cent Effective July 1, 1998, to Establish the
Percentage Rates for the Insurance Regulatory Charge and the Public Utility Regulatory
Fee, to Clarify the Basis of the Premium Tax Liability on Which the Insurance Regulatory
Charge Is Levied, to Increase Court Fees in Criminal Cases, to Increase the Fees for
Filing Certain Documents, and to Provide That Annual Reports of Most Business Corporations
Shall Be Filed with the Department of Revenue Rather Than the Secretary of State)Ratified
on August 26. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on August 28. CH. SL 97-0475.
- Senate Bill 764Workers' Compensation Medical Care (An Act to Amend the
Workers' Compensation Act Regarding Employer Access to Medical Information)Ratified
on July 8. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on July 17. CH. SL. 97-0308.
- Senate Bill 914Workers' Compensation Hospital Charges (An Act to Revise the
Reimbursement Methodology for Hospital Charges Under Workers' Compensation)Ratified
on May 28. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on June 4. CH. SL. 97-0145.
- Senate Bill 975Workers' Comp Self-Insurance (An Act to Rewrite the Laws
Concerning Employer and Employer Group Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance and Codify
Related Administrative Rules and to Provide for Guidelines for Persons and Entities That
Administer or Service Workers' Compensation Business for Self-Insured Employers and
Employer Groups)Ratified on July 28. Signed by Governor Jim Hunt on August
11. CH. SL 97-0362.
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