On 08/03/2008, a new law referred to as SB 741, was enacted in North Carolina. SB 741 was put in place concerning Unemployment Insurance Fund Contributions. The new regulation requires cash, a surety bond, or an irrevocable letter of credit provided by non-profit organizations that elect to become liable for payments in lieu of contributions into the State’s Unemployment Insurance Fund. Under the existing law, organizations making such an election must do so for at least a period of four calendar years. Any surety bonds acquired have to be from a company licensed in the state and must remain in effect for no less than two years; the bond has to be renewed, subject to the approval of the Employment Security Commission. The surety bonds purpose is to secure the payments the association makes.