(Star News Online) A local lawmaker in one of her final acts before leaving the General Assembly introduced legislation in this year’s short session that prohibits people convicted of certain felonies from conducting funeral and transport services.
State Rep. Carolyn Justice’s bill passed late Tuesday. Justice, who served 10 years in the state House, chose not to seek re-election this year. The Pender County Republican’s legislation bans the N.C. Board of Funeral Service from issuing or renewing a license to anyone “convicted of a sexual offense against a minor.” It won’t become law until Gov. Beverly Perdue signs it.
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