AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ARE PROTECTED BY CLARIFYING THAT A VALID PROTECTIVE ORDER REMAINS IN EFFECT AT THE TRIAL COURT LEVEL THROUGHOUT THE PENDENCY OF AN APPEAL BY THE AGGRIEVED PARTY UNLESS THE COURT FINDS THAT A STAY IS NECESSARY IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE. Enacted July 11, 2017. Effective October 1, 2017.
Summary date: Jul 12 2017 - View summary
Summary date: May 31 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 50B-3 by adding that a court may modify any protective order entered under GS Chapter 50B, when there is a written request to do so by ether party at a hearing after notice or service of process, upon a finding of good cause. Makes conforming technical changes.
Summary date: Mar 14 2017 - View summary
Enacts new GS 50B4(g) to make domestic violence protective orders enforceable during their appeal to the appellate division. Authorizes the court in which the appeal is pending, upon motion by the aggrieved party, to stay an order of the trial court until the appeal is decided, as justice requires.
Effective October 1, 2017.