This bulletin discusses two bills enacted by the NC General Assembly in 1996 that are of particular interest to Magistrates, clerks and law enforcement officers--Chapter 739, S.L. 1995 (re. Sess. 1996), which amends the involuntary commitment laws, and Chapter 591 S.L. 1995 (reg. Sess. 1996), which modifies the law governing civil domestic violence protective orders.