The History of NC Senate Bill 31
The history of NC Senate bill 31:
Feb 2 2011 S31 filed (version 1)
March 3 Senate reported favorably on S31 which had been amended in Senate Judiciary Committee (version 2)
March 7 S31 passed second and third readings in Senate
March 9 S31 referred to House Judiciary Subcommittee B
March 30 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 7 NC House adopted the Weiss amendment to S31 (after 4 postponements), passed second and third readings, and forwarded the bill to the Senate
(General Assembly website provides amendment, does not provide an updated bill version)
April 14 NC Senate failed to concur with S31 including Weiss amendment (after 3 postponements)
April 19-20 A conference committee was appointed for S31.
May 25 Conference Committee reports “any person so practicing without being duly licensed and registered in this State shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. 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 3 NC House adopts Conference Committee report dated May 25 2011.
June 8 Conference Committee re-issues report, Senate adopts.
June 9 Original Conference Report vote reconsidered by House then withdrawn
June 13 New Conference Report adopted by House
June 14 New Conference Report ratified and sent to Governor
June 23 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, see the General Assembly website: