PROTECTING INTRASTATE COMMERCE.
Enacts new Article 45, the Intrastate Commerce Act, GS Chapter 66 to provide that all goods grown, manufactured, or made in North Carolina and all services performed in North Carolina, will not be subject to federal authority pursuant to the Commerce Clause when the goods or services are sold, maintained, or retained in North Carolina. Applies to goods and services that are produced and retained in North Carolina on or after December 1, 2011.
Prohibits any federal official, agent, or employee from enforcing or attempting to enforce a federal law or regulation in violation of proposed Article 45 and makes such violation a Class H felony. Makes violations by a state or local government officer or employee in North Carolina a Class 2 misdemeanor. Specifies that the penalties for violations become effective only if Section 5 of Article I of the NC Constitution is amended.
Effective December 1, 2011.
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