Bills Ratified by the 2007 N.C. General Assembly That Affect
N.C. Workers’ Compensation and Tort Claims Laws

During the 2007 Session, the N.C. General Assembly ratified and Governor Michael F. Easley signed into law the following bills affecting N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97 and other statutes governing workers’ compensation claims and tort claims against the state. This list was last updated on 20 February 2008.

House Bills

House Bill 22—S.L. 2007-452 (An Act to Increase the State Tort Claim Limit)—Ratified August 2nd. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on August 27th.

House Bill 720—Session Law 2007-182 (An Act to Change the Name of the Division of Facility Services and the Commission for Health Services to Better Reflect the Functions and Duties Performed by the Division and the Commission)—Ratified June 27th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on July 5th.

House Bill 1025—Session Law 2007-304 (An Act to Authorize Employers to Amortize the Payment of the Cost of Probationary Employment for Members of the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System)—Ratified July 17th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on July 28th.

House Bill 1473—Session Law 2007-323 (An Act to Make Base Budget Appropriations for Current Operations of State Departments, Institutions, and Agencies, and for Other Purposes)—Ratified July 30th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on July 31st.

House Bill 1487—Session Law 2007-200 (An Act to Clarify Active Membership in the State Bar and Allow Inactive Lawyers to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services, to Modify the Number of Members on the State Bar Council to Equal the Number of Judicial Districts Plus Sixteen, to Allow Law Students to Act as Legal Interns for Government Agencies and Out-of-State Lawyers to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services, and to Require That an Out-of-State Lawyer File a Registration Statement with the State Bar)—Ratified June 29th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on July 8th.

Senate Bills

Senate Bill 238—Session Law 2007-250 (An Act to Adjust the Additional Tax Rate on Property Coverage Contracts to Be Revenue Neutral Based on an Expansion of the Tax Base Enacted in S.L. 2006-196, to Increase the Distribution of the Tax Proceeds to the Volunteer Fire Department Fund, to Amend the Volunteer Fire Department Grant Program to allow More Departments to Qualify for Grants, and to Modify the Distribution of Tax Proceeds to the Local Firemen’s Relief Funds)—Ratified July 11th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on July 20th.

Senate Bill 242—Session Law 2007-491 (An Act to Reform the Process for Administrative and Judicial Review of Disputed Tax Matters)—Ratified August 2nd. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on August 30th.

Senate Bill 659—Session Law 2007-179 (An Act to Provide That Elected Officials Who Are Members of the Legislative Retirement System, the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System, the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System, or the Consolidated Judicial Retirement System Shall Forfeit Their Pensions Upon Conviction of a State or Federal Offense Involving Public Corruption or a Felony Violation of Election Laws)—Ratified June 27th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on July 5th.

Senate Bill 882—Session Law 2007-358 (An Act to Authorize the Industrial Commission to Employ Sworn Law Enforcement Officers to Perform Fraud Investigations)—Ratified July 28th. Signed by Governor Michael F. Easley on August 17th.   


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