August 11, 2022

These North Carolina rules went into result Wednesday

Amongst the steps starting off Dec. 1, a law banning the “Carolina Squat” pickup truck modification.

RALEIGH, N.C. — All or parts of around two dozen regulations the North Carolina Normal Assembly permitted this 12 months took outcome as the calendar adjusted to December. 

Measures starting Wednesday are created to shield expectant mothers behind bars in section by prohibiting their shackling. They also raise the age for prosecuting little ones in juvenile courts from 6 to 8 years outdated. 

All legislation enforcement officers are now required to report a fellow officer’s apparent extreme force to a remarkable. 

The authorized process by which a family members can critique law enforcement overall body digicam footage has been altered. And there are harder regulations on stealing catalytic converters and law enforcement equipment.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Law enforcement Office stated the total of stolen catalytic converters have enhanced in new decades, with 218 on report in 2019, 862 on file in 2020, and 1,463 on record in 2021 as of Sept. 26. 

Similar: These kinds of autos had been qualified most generally by catalytic converter intruders, police say

On top of that, a law banning the “Carolina Squat” pickup truck modification went into impact. With this, a car or truck would be in violation of point out needs if the height of the entrance fender is 4 or much more inches taller than the height of the rear fender. Truck homeowners in violation of the regulation can have their driver’s license revoked for a yr.  

Linked: ‘Carolina Squat’ truck modification now unlawful in North Carolina

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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