A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO FURTHER DEFINE THE TERM "PRACTICE LAW" FOR PURPOSES OF REGULATING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.
The House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces them with the following. Enacts new GS 99B-12 entitling a commodity producer certified by the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices Audit Verification Program to a rebuttable presumption that the commodity producer was not negligent when death or injury is proximately caused by the consumption of the producer's raw agricultural commodity. Provides that the presumption may be overcome only by clear and convincing evidence. Defines commodity producer as a producer of raw agricultural commodities, as defined. Applies to claims arising on or after July 1, 2013.
Amends the act's title.
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