Cooper signs three bills into law

Gov. Roy Cooper is pictured in this Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 file photo, in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson, File)

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced he signed three bills into law Tuesday.  

SB 347, Captive Insurance Amendments, makes technical and substantive changes to the laws governing captive insurance companies in the state, which are insurance companies established solely to insure the risks of a specific company or group. 

SB 448, Amendments to Schedule VI of the CSA, would make prescription drugs containing marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) lawful in North Carolina automatically if the following factors are met: The FDA approves the use of the prescription drug and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) makes the appropriate change to the federal controlled substance schedules. 

HB 315, Arson Law Revisions, increases the punishment for certain arson offenses, amends the offense of arson resulting in injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer, fire investigator, or emergency medical technician, and requires additional criminal history and background checks of applicants to fire departments. 

Each bill passed with large bipartisan majorities in the General Assembly.