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McCrory signs 4 bills, including opting out of health care exchanges

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed four bills into law Wednesday, including a measure that prevents the state for now from participating in parts of the federal health care overhaul.
    
McCrory's office said the governor signed the four bills late Wednesday afternoon. One of those bills was Senate Bill 4, which blocks the state from expanding Medicaid to cover more lower-income people and from operating an online health care marketplace. The federal government will run the exchange instead.

"In my first eight weeks as governor I've had to make some difficult decisions.  My team conducted a thorough review of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on North Carolina," McCrory said. "Before considering Medicaid expansion, we must reform the current system to make sure people currently enrolled receive the services they need and more taxpayer dollars are not put at risk."

McCrory also signed:

* House Bill 66, which amends the law providing captivity licenses and permits by the Wildlife Resources Commission. The law now allows for the holding in captivity of a wild animal for the use or display in a cultural event as long as the animal is captured from the wild and returned to the wilde.

The taking and holding in captivity of a wild animal by a licensed sportsman for use or display in an annual, seasonal, or cultural event, so long as the animal is captured from the wild and returned to the wild at or near the area where it was captured."

* House Bill 5, which provides temporary financial assistance to group homes and special care units.

* House Bill 19, which strengthens the laws against disorderly conduct at funerals of veterans.

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