Gov. Bev Perdue's office announced she has signed eight more bills, including a protection for employees who provide information on fraud in the state retirement system. She added three more to the list later in the day. She has until Aug. 2 to act on the dozen bills remaining on her desk.
Here's the most recent batch she signed:
House Bill 1074 Stop Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Government Act
House Bill 177 Clean Energy Transportation Act
House Bill 1021 Justice Reinvestment Clarifications
Senate Bill 810 Regulatory Reform Act 2012
Senate Bill 821 Study and Amend Fisheries Laws
House Bill 1023 Expunctions/Nonviolent Offenses
House Bill 1077 Public-Private Partnership Pilot Toll Ferry Project
House Bill 1181 Study Municipal Local Options Sales Tax
House Bill 244 adds whistle-blower protections to persons alleging fraud or other misconduct related to the State Health Plan.
House Bill 153 prohibits a person who has been convicted of a felony related to public employment or holding office from receiving retirement benefits from state and local retirement systems.
Senate Bill 847 is an act to make technical corrections to the General Statutes.