A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW GOVERNING ASSIGNED COUNSEL IN CASES OF PARTIAL INDIGENCY TO AUTHORIZE JUDGMENTS FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES TO BE DOCKETED UPON THE EXPIRATION OF PROBATION AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Enacted May 2, 2013. Effective May 2, 2013.
Summary date: May 6 2013 - View summary
Bill H 388 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 20 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 7A-455 (Partial indigency; liens; acquittals), providing that upon the termination, revocation, or expiration of the indigent person's probation, the judgment for court costs, as assessed by the court, becomes effective, docketed, and indexed pursuant to GS 1-233 (if later than the date on which the conviction becomes final if the person is not ordered to pay the state for representation).
In all cases where entry of judgment is authorized, whoever rendered services and incurred expenses must make reasonable efforts to obtain the Social Security number of each person against whom judgment has been entered. The Social Security number, a certification that the person has no Social Security number, or a certification that it cannot be obtained with reasonable efforts must accompany each fee application and request.