North Carolina's dealership law requires cars to be sold through a licensed dealer. High-end electric car maker Tesla says a pending clarification of that law could keep their company from selling to customers in North Carolina.
A new version of Senate Bill 10, the bill revamping state boards and commissions, will be filed as a Rules bill after the House voted down the conference report.
On a busy Thursday afternoon, the Senate passed a bill to allow hunting with noise suppressors, saying it would save hunters' hearing. The cursive writing bill mirrors another measure sent over from the House. Senators also passed a bill giving Asheville's water system to a regional authority.
Special superior court judges would be allowed to serve out their terms before their positions are eliminated. But lawmakers say two people appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory would not be able to serve out their term under the measure.
State senators approved two big changes to North Carolina's auto insurance laws Thursday.