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2015--2016 Legislative News

New Sales Tax Law went into effect on January 1, 2014 for the collection of sales tax on portable toilet service contracts.

The 2016 NC General Assembly will convene on April 25, 2016.

In 2015, heated debate continued in the NC General Assembly regarding sales tax reform in North Carolina. Additional sales tax changes were made in 2015, many of which go into effect on March 1, 2016. However, these sales tax changes do not directly affect the septage management firms and portable sanitation firms in NC. For detailed information, please review the NCDOR published tax bulletins outlined here.

The 2015 NC General Assembly convened on January 13, 2015 and adjourned on September 30, 2015.

The 2014 NC General Assembly convened on May 14, 2014 and adjourned on August 20, 2014.

The NC General Assembly convened on January 9, 2013 and adjourned on July 26, 2013.

The 2012 NC General Assembly convened on April 23, 2012 and adjourned in July 2012.

Important new federal and state Commercial Motor Vehicle rules and regulations: click on the links below to read and print the PDF.
Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of Cellular Telephones
USDOT Cell Phone Rule, Effective Jan 3, 2012
NCDOT Will Require Medical Certification for Commercial Drivers
FAQs Sheet on New Federal CDL Medical Certification Requirements

June 18, 2011:  The 2011 NC General Assembly adjourned with no new taxes.  Except for scheduling special sessions for redistricting and constitutional amendments, the legislature has gone home until May 2012.

June 2011: House Bill #750 includes language to protect North Carolina portable sanitation businesses.   Read the language and call Joe McClees if you have questions.

January 2011:  Welcome to the 2011 NC General Assembly.  New leadership in the Senate and House of Representatives warns of budget cuts, but pledges no new fees and taxes.

June 2010:  Congratulations to former Representative Lucy Allen, who was recently confirmed as the newest member of the NC Utilities Commission.

Senator Doug Berger and Rep. Lucy Allen received the Environmental Excellence Award from the NC Portable Toilet Group at our first 2010 Educational Seminar in Raleigh on January 16, 2010.

We won in 2009!  Our legislation to protect your environmental equipment passed.  Governor Beverly Perdue signed into law House Bill #616 on May 27, 2009.  This new law provides stiffer criminal penalties for damage to portable toilets and pumper trucks in North Carolina. 

This l
egislation to toughen penalties for vandalism will help us prosecute offenders.  The NC Portable Toilet Group responded to problems our members have had in prosecuting damage to portable toilets and pumper trucks.

Rep. Lucy Allen supported the NC Portable Toilet Group by sponsoring House Bill #616. Senator Doug Berger sponsored the companion Senate Bill #714.  The House bill moved first, and thus House Bill #616 became Session Law SL2009-37.  Click here to read the new law.  Many thanks to Sen. Berger and Rep. Allen for supporting the portable toilet industry.

Contact Joe McClees
Email: admin1@ncportabletoiletgroup.org

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