The History of NC Senate Bill 31
The history of NC Senate bill 31:
Feb 2 2011Â Â S31 filed (version 1)
March 3 Â Â Â Â Â Â Senate reported favorably on S31 which had been amended in Senate Judiciary CommitteeÂ (version 2)
March 7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â S31 passed second and third readings in Senate
March 9Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â S31 referred to House Judiciary Subcommittee B
March 30 Â Â Â Â House Judiciary comm reported favorably on S31 V2, after two committee meeting discussions (March 16 & 30; the latter discussion was very brief, no citizen comment allowed)
April 7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NC House adopted the Weiss amendment to S31 (after 4 postponements), passed second and third readings,Â and forwarded the bill to the Senate
(General Assembly website provides amendment, does not provide an updated bill version)
April 14Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NC Senate failed to concur with S31Â including WeissÂ amendment (after 3 postponements)
April 19-20Â Â Â Â A conference committee was appointed for S31.
May 25Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Conference Committee reports “any person so practicing without being duly licensed and registered in this State shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.Â Any person so practicing without being duly licensed and registered in this State and who falsely represents himself or herself in a manner as being licensed or registered under this Article or any Article of this Chapter shall be guilty of a Class 1 felony.”
June 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NC House adopts Conference Committee report dated May 25 2011.
June 8 Â Â Â Â Â Conference Committee re-issues report, Senate adopts.
June 9Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Original Conference Report vote reconsidered by House then withdrawn
June 13 Â Â Â Â New Conference Report adopted by House
June 14 Â Â Â Â New Conference Report ratified and sent to Governor
June 23 Â Â Â Â Signed by Governor Perdue (Ch. SL. 211-194)
S31 does not change the law for unlicensed persons. (“any person so practicing without being duly licensed and registered in this State shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor”). S31 does change the pemalty for false representation and also for out-of-state practioners to a Class 1 felony.
For detailed NC S-31 history and bill language,Â see the General Assembly website: