DEFINE PRACTICE OF LAW.

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.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Jul 8 2014)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

The House committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's title. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF NORTH CAROLINA COMMODITY PRODUCERS ARISING FROM FOOD SAFETY ISSUES RELATED TO THEIR PRODUCTS, ONCE THOSE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY A PROCESSOR OR RESELLER.

Title Change.

Senate committee substitute changes the short and long titles. The previous titles are found below:

COMMODITIES PRODUCER PROTECTION

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES INVOLVING CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

Bill History:

H 663

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2014 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition:

    Deletes all of the provisions of the previous edition in their entirety. 

    Changes the short and long titles.

    Amends GS 84-2.1, concerning the definition of "practice of law," adding new subdivision GS 84-2.1(b)(2), which provides that the "practice of law" does not include the design, creation, assembly, completion, publication, distribution, display, or sale of self-help legal written materials, books, documents, templates, forms, computer software, or similar products if the products clearly and conspicuously state that they are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.


  • Summary date: May 15 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Changes the effective date of the act from July 1, 2013, to October 1, 2013.


  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - More information

    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.


  • Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - More information

    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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