Bill Summary for S 548 (2017-2018)

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Jun 29 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 548 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 30, 2017
AN ACT STRENGTHENING HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWS, AUTHORIZING THE NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY TO REGULATE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY ESTABLISHMENTS, REQUIRING MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPISTS TO OBTAIN A STATEWIDE PRIVILEGE LICENSE, AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY WAYS TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Intro. by Randleman, Daniel, Brock.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends the long title.

Deletes proposed amendments to GS 143B-919 (Investigations of lynchings, election frauds, etc.; services subject to call of Governor; witness fees and mileage for employees), GS 14-202.11 (Restrictions as to adult establishments), GS 18B-1003 (Responsibilities of permittee), and GS 143B-348 (Department of Transportation--head; rules, regulations, etc., of Board of Transportation).

Deletes proposed GS 14-202.13, GS 19-8.4, GS 131E-84.1, and GS 143B-431.3, each captioned Human trafficking public awareness sign.

Amends proposed GS 90-632.13 (Rules for massage and bodywork therapy establishment license). Deletes the requirement that each such establishment prominently display a human trafficking public awareness sign.

Makes a technical change to proposed GS 90-632.15.

Amends proposed GS 90-632.17 (Sexual activity prohibited). Further prohibits the solicitation of sexual activity by any person or persons in any massage and bodywork therapy establishment.

Makes the changes to Sections 2(a) through 2(c) and 3(a) through 3(k) effective October 17, 2017.

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