Governor McCrory Signs Legislation to Support Disabled Veterans

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation yesterday that allows disabled veterans to park in a handicapped parking space upon displaying a Partially Disabled Veteran special license plate which is administered by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. House Bill 256 also clarifies that medical certification and recertification requirements for handicapped parking privileges may be satisfied by a disability determination issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the person is handicapped.

“Disabled veterans deserve our full support, from connecting to jobs, education, health care or other services,” said Governor McCrory. “This legislation builds on our commitment to make North Carolina the most military and veteran-friendly state in the country.”

Governor McCrory also signed the following legislation:

Senate Bill 748 – Extends the reporting date of the Blue Ribbon Commission to study the building and infrastructure needs of the state to 2017.

House Bill 970 – Authorizes criminal record checks of any current or prospective employees, volunteers or contractors of the Office of State Controller.

House Bill 1014 – Establishes the Advisory Council on Rare Diseases and renames a section of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes to Taylor’s Law. Also removes obsolete references to the More at Four program in the General Statutes.

House Bill 1145 – Directs the Board of Dental Examiners on enforcing rules.

Senate Bill 575 – Facilitates the work of the Boundary Commission in confirming and reestablishing the original boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina.

House Bill 283 – Enhances criminal penalties for people who trespass on real property by reentering after removal pursuant to a valid order or by knowingly creating or presenting a false document of title or possession.

House Bill 971 – Clarifies the law governing the central motor fleet.

House Bill 292 – Requires a license to operate a “beach bingo” game. This also authorizes the State Bureau of Investigation to charge and collect the licensing fee, and makes it a criminal offense to violate the beach bingo licensing requirements.

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