AN ACT TO MODIFY AND STRENGTHEN THE CRIMINAL LAWS REGARDING ARSON. Enacted June 22, 2018. Section 3 is effective June 22, 2018. The remainder is effective December 1, 2018.
Summary date: Jun 25 2018 - View summary
Senate amendment makes the following change to 5th edition. Amends title of GS 14-69.3 to specify arson or other unlawful burning that results in serious bodily injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer, fire investigator, or emergency medical technician.
Senate committee substitute amends the 4th ed. by changing the effective date for sections 1 and 2 of the act from December 1, 2017, to December 1, 2018.
Summary date: Jun 21 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Replaces the content of proposed GS 14-67.2, establishing a felony for burning caused during the commission of another felony, with the following. Makes it a Class D felony for any person, during the commission of a felony, to knowingly damage any dwelling, structure, building, or conveyance referenced in GS Chapter 14, Article 15 (Arson and Other Burnings) by fire or explosion that causes damage valued at $10,000 or more. Also makes it a Class D felony to, during the commission of a felony, knowingly cause, aid, abet, advise, encourage, hire, counsel, or procure another person to do the same.
Summary date: Apr 21 2017 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Deletes the act's provisions appropriating funds to the Conference of District Attorneys. Makes conforming changes to the effective date and to the act's long title.
Summary date: Apr 4 2017 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the act's long title.
Amends GS 58-79-1 to add the Office of the State Fire Marshal to the entities through which the Director of the State Bureau of Investigation is to investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of every fire occurring in a municipality or county in which property was destroyed or damaged, with special attention as to whether the fire was the result of carelessness or design. Effective when the act becomes law.
Makes technical changes to effective date provisions.
Summary date: Mar 13 2017 - View summary
Enacts new GS 1467.2, creating a new Class D felony. New felony applies to persons who, during the commission of a felony, by means of fire or explosive, knowingly damage or knowingly cause, aid, abet, advise, encourage, hire, counsel, or procure another to damage any dwelling, structure, building, or conveyance referenced in GS Chapter 14, Article 15 (Arson and Other Burnings). Effective December 1, 2017, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Amends GS 1469.3 to expand the scope of that Class E felony. Currently, the felony applies to persons who commit a felony under GS Chapter 14, Article 15 (Arson and Other Burnings), and a firefighter or emergency medical technician suffers serious bodily injury while discharging their duties on the property, or proximate to the property, that is the subject of their duties. Expands the class of people whose injury results in the Class E felony to also include law enforcement officers and fire investigators. Defines fire investigator (persons with the responsibility and authority to determine the origin, cause, or development of a fire or explosion). Makes a technical change. Effective December 1, 2017, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Appropriates $115,603 in recurring funds and $3,865 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund for 201718 to the Conference of District Attorneys to establish and support a position for a resource prosecutor on arson and homicide cases for allied professionals in the state. Effective July 1, 2017.