King Henry III in 1236 referred to February 29 as the “increasing day”, and the statute at Westminster from 1236 is remarkably the same as the current North Carolina law, which now provides (GS 12-3) “In every leap year the increasing day and the day before, in all legal proceedings, shall be counted as one day.” The law cited in its history note is 21 HENRY III — “STATUTE DE ANNO ET DIE, BISSEXTILI” and stated “the day increasing in the Leap-Year shall be … taken and reckoned of the same month wherein it groweth; and that day, and the day next going before shall be accounted for one day …” (though commentators disagree whether this was an act of Parliament or a writ of King Henry III, nonetheless it is carried in the Statutes at large for that Parliament)
The North Carolina General Statutes on the NCGA website now incorporate changes made during the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly. There were 2228 sections of the General Statutes either added, amended, or repealed during the 2009 Regular Session.
“NOTE: 01/06/2010 – The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly web site are updated through the 2008 session. The Publisher has sent the updates and they are in the process of being proofread. The anticipated date of publishing the statutes on the website with changes from the 2009 Session is mid March 2010. Please review the 2009 changes to the statutes by visiting NC Statutes and Session Laws affected by ratified bills.“