Thirty New State Laws Go Into Effect Monday
Posted December 3, 2003 11:50 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — The holiday season will usher in new laws across the state.
In all, 30 new statutes will take effect Monday, Dec. 1.
One law targets rebirthing,
a controversial therapy that led to the death of a young Durham girl. Another includes a possible two-year license revocation for
anyone convicted of hit and run.
School resource officers are added to a law making it a felony for a school employee to have sex with a student.
Secretly peeping on anyone will be a misdemeanor.
Until now, the law only addressed peeping on females.
Also beginning Monday, all convicted felons will be required to
submit DNA samples to a state database.
Day-care centers also will be subject to tough new sanctions designed to improve child safety.
Operating a day-care facility without a license will be be upgraded to a felony.
North Carolina also will begin seizing guns in domestic-violence cases,
more closely scrutinize sports agents
require inspections for indoor pyrotechnics.
The new child-care regulations will require day-care workers to
put infants to sleep on their backs
in an effort to reduce deaths caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In addition, workers will have to receive parents' written permission before administering any medication.
Here is a brief look at the laws mentioned above:
Guns will be seized if a judge finds the person has threatened their use against the defendant or a child, has already injured the person or a child, or has threatened suicide.
in Colorado three years ago.
Use of the therapy, during which a child in wrapped and constrained with blankets and pillows, will result in a misdemeanor upon a first offense and felony for subsequent convictions.