New laws taking effect Tuesday in North Carolina will: make clear the definition of "recreational facilities" where local governments can regulate the possession of concealed weapons. The definition includes athletic fields, swimming pools and gymnasium but doesn't include playgrounds, greenways or bike paths.
The first two vetoes by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory block a requirement that certain welfare applicants be tested for drugs before receiving benefits and an immigration-related measure.
Lawmakers want suspicious applicants for North Carolina's worker-training and welfare program to be drug-tested or fingerprinted.
The State Senate is toning down legislation to require drug testing and criminal background checks on all applicants for North Carolina's worker-training and welfare program.