- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Bills filed in the North Carolina Legislature would preserve the requirement that governments publish legal notices in newspapers.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (https://bit.ly/2ncnaYy) the House and Senate bills are modeled after a compromise crafted by the Florida Legislature in 2012. Legal notices would still run in a general circulation newspaper, but would need to be published to the paper’s website and on a North Carolina Press Association website that would carry notices from across the state.

The Senate version passed its first reading last week and was referred to the rules committee. The concurrent House bill was filed Wednesday.

Another measure working its way through the legislature would require governments only to publish legal notices to their websites. The savings would be used in part to fund teacher supplements.

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Information from: The StarNews, https://starnewsonline.com

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