New North Carolina Laws: Do They Affect You?
October 1, 2013 saw the inception of over 50 new laws in North Carolina. Here is a sample of some of these laws and who is affected:
Consumers: Judgments and liens for hospital bills or ambulatory surgical centers cannot attach to the debtor’s primary residence and the five acres of property surrounding the residence.
Gun owners: Right to carry weapons into drinking establishments so long as weapons are not prohibited and the owner does not consume alcohol.
Condominium owners and owners of lots in planned communities: expansion of homeowners’ association’s right of access to property for repair, maintenance, and replacement activities.
Parents: expansion of right to obtain a name change for a child without consent of the other parent where the other parent has committed abuse or certain criminal acts against child or child’s siblings.
Insurance companies and vehicle dealers: makes it easier to have salvage certificates of title issued where the original certificate is unable to be obtained or located.
Click here for a list of the laws and a link to each. Skim or read just to ensure you are not missing something. Remember: ignorance of the law is no excuse!