July 26 marked the end of Republicans’ first legislative session since taking control of both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly and the governor’s mansion in November — the first time in 140 years.
Gov. Pat McCrory has until Aug. 25 to sign or veto 35 still-pending bills as of Sunday afternoon, or they will automatically become law.
Bills signed into law
• House Bill 937 — The law expands where concealed guns are allowed, including locked cars on campuses of public universities and schools, bars and restaurants and playgrounds.
• Senate Bill 353 — Both a motorcycle safety and an abortion law, it limits abortion coverage under city and county health insurance. It also prohibits abortions based on the fetus’ sex and tightens standards for abortion clinics.