Bill Summary for S 572 (2019-2020)

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Jul 10 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 572 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES TO OBTAIN LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR ALCOHOL SALES.
Intro. by Perry.

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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Modifies proposed GS 84-5(c) to provide that S corporations can be represented by (was, can represent themselves) and appear in any state court using a nonattorney representative who is the sole owner of the business entity if the owner files an affidavit providing that the owner's interest in the business entity is 100% (was, if the owner's interest is at least 25%). Limits the applicability of (c) to the trial of civil actions in which the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less.

Amends GS 84-2.1 by adding that the phrase "practice law" does not include the representation or appearance in court by a nonattorney representative who is the sole owner of an S Corporation as allowed under GS 84-5(c). 

Amends GS 84-4, prohibiting persons other than members of the State Bar from practicing law, by providing that the statute does not apply to the representation or appearance in court by a nonattorney representative who is the sole owner of an S Corporation as allowed by GS 84-5(c).

Amends the act's long title.

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