Bill Summary for H 663 (2013-2014)

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Apr 9 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 663 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO FURTHER DEFINE THE TERM "PRACTICE LAW" FOR PURPOSES OF REGULATING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.
Intro. by Ramsey.

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Identical to S 649 filed on 4/2/13.

Amends GS Chapter 106 by adding a new Article 57B, Civil Liability for Certified Commodity Producers and Commodity Purchasers. Creates GS 106-706.1 (Definitions), providing the terms and definitions for use in this Article, including certified and commodity producer. Creates GS 106-706.2 (Limitation on liability; rebuttable presumption), providing that a commodity producer, certified as defined in this Article, will be entitled to a rebuttable presumption that the commodity producer was not negligent when death or injury is proximately caused by consumption of the producer's commodity. Creates GS 106-706.3 (Limitation on liability), providing that the liability of a certified, adequately insured producer of commodities for death or injury that is proximately caused by consumption of the commodity will not exceed $500,000.

Effective July 1, 2013, and applies to claims arising on or after that date.

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