HB 71 – Living Donor Protection Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Phil Shepard (R-Onslow); Rep. Pat Hurley (R-Randolph); Rep. Marcia Morey (D-Durham); Rep. Larry Potts (R-Davidson)


This bill seeks to provide the following protections for living organ donors:

  • Prohibit insurers from refusing to insure/continue to insure, limiting coverage, increase rates, or otherwise discriminate against an individual based solely upon his or her status as a living organ donor.
  • Provide a tax credit up to $5K for any taxpayer who incurs live organ donation expenses.
  • Provide State employees with up to 30 days of paid leave for the purposes of serving as a living organ donor and up to 7 days for serving as a bone marrow donor.


Filed – 2/11/2021

Referred to the following House committees:



-Rules, Calendar, and Operations