AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT UNCLAIMED UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS SHALL ESCHEAT TO THE STATE, TO DIRECT THE TREASURER TO REDEEM THOSE UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS ESCHEATED TO THE STATE, TO CREATE AN ESCHEAT SAVINGS BOND TRUST FUND WITHIN THE ESCHEAT FUND FOR DEPOSIT OF THE PROCEEDS OF THOSE REDEMPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT INTEREST AND INVESTMENT EARNINGS FROM THE ESCHEAT SAVINGS BOND TRUST FUND SHALL BE USED TO FUND SCHOLARSHIPS TO WORTHY AND NEEDY STUDENTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND ARE ENROLLED IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN NORTH CAROLINA.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends GS 105-228.5(d)(3) to credit 45% of the net proceeds of the additional tax on gross premiums on insurance contracts for property coverage to the Workers' Compensation Fund (previously credited 27% to the Workers' Compensation Fund and 18% to the NC Firemen's and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund).
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