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for Popular Government Vol. 39 Issue 8, May 1973
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No-fault automobile insurance continues, and will continue, to be a dramatic issue for the North Carolina General Assembly. No-fault insurance is first-person insurance, in the a motor vehicle owner insures himself against loss in accidents rather than insuring himself against liability to those whom he injures.
The 1973 North Carolina General Assembly session proved to be fruitful in passing much-needed health laws in the state. Major questions addressed were septic-tank regulation, abortion, immunization requirements, emergency medical services, and a study on East Carolina University's proposed medical school.
The 1973 North Carolina General Assembly session was most notable for what did not pass; however, one vitally important bill that is escaping public notice is the extended privilege of absentee voting to primary elections and simplified procedures for absentee voting in the state.
During the past year statewide interest in changing and improving the juvenile corrections system in North Carolina has gained momentum. Several bills call for the distinction between committing children to community based facilities and services rather than to training schools or juvenile halls.
The 1973 North Carolina General Assembly can be labeled the education legislature: it appropriated more new money for education than any other legislature in history--$123 million.