Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 36 Issue 2, Oct 1969
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Among the many bills introduced to the 1969 North Carolina General Assembly, only one was successful, a law regarding capital crimes. Under the new legislation, a person charged with a capital crime may be permitted to plead guilty to a crime and if the plea is accepted, require the court to impose a sentence of only life imprisonment upon the defendant rather than the death penalty.
The 1969 North Carolina General Assembly faced major policy decisions concerning the structure of higher education in North Carolina--most of them hotly contested. They included naming five new regional universities, strengthening the Board of Higher Education, and authorizing doctoral programs at regional universities.
Health legislation enacted in the 1969 North Carolina General Assembly cut across a number of state agencies and affected the practice of several health professions. Measures included increased medical assistance to the needy, financial assistance to two private medical schools in the state, and the education and certification of nurses.