New Laws Effective October 1st.
TANNING: The Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act, named for a former Wake County lawmaker who pushed the bill prior to his death, prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed.
DISTILLERY SALES: North Carolina distilleries are now allowed to sell one bottle per person per year to tourists who visit the manufacturing plant. The measure was aimed at boosting tourism and helping local distillers of liquor products promote their brands. Although this law technically went into effect earlier this year, new Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission rules went into effect Thursday.
PAROLE: Senate Bill 675 allows state parole officials to review cases every two years, rather than once a year, for inmates who were convicted of sexually violent offenses. This measure was put in place to cut down on the number of hearings victims and their families need to attend.
AUTOCYCLES: New rules clarify how three-wheeled autocycles should be regulated are now in effect.
SUNDAY HUNTING: New rules governing Sunday hunting will allow some shooting of deer on Sundays. Hunting is still prohibited between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and there are restrictions on how close to a church hunters can come. Also, in Wake County and other counties with more than 700,000 residents, Sunday hunting remains prohibited.
RIGHT TO TRY: Terminally ill patients are now able to access experimental treatments not fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.