Under the Dome

McCrory signs ‘biscuit bill,’ 11 others

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he signed 12 more bills into law:

▪ SB7 — Known as the “biscuit bill,” it allows convenience stores to have tables and chairs for customers, which had been prohibited from providing seating. It also authorizes pushcarts to prepare and serve food at venues such as ballparks.

▪ SB716 — Expedites the conversion of Duke Energy’s Asheville power plant from coal to natural gas fuel.

▪ SB621 — Authorizes the DMV to send vehicle registration renewal notifications electronically.

▪ SB488 — Amends current family and child support law to make payments and collections more efficient.

▪ HB812Makes information on grand fund awards by state agencies readily available on their websites.

▪ HB86 — Requires DOT to pay certain costs of relocating water and sewer lines owned by local school boards.

▪ HB339 — Authorizes the Fonta Flora Loop Trail in Burke County be added to the state parks system.

▪ SB301 — Exempts DOT from having to obtain approval from the Council of State when buying contaminated property.

▪ SB596 — Clarifies state law regarding enforcing foreign judgments.

▪ SB682 — Limits the use of contingent-based contracts for audits or assessments.

▪ HB154 — Authorizes local government to enroll their employees in the State Health Plan.

▪ SB212 — Allows retired law enforcement officers who complete handgun qualifications for active officers to obtain concealed handgun permits.