A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERSHIP ON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVIEW TEAM IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY AND ESTABLISHING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVIEW TEAM IN PITT COUNTY AND ALAMANCE COUNTY. Enacted June 11, 2013. Effective June 11, 2013.
Summary date: Jun 11 2013 - View summary
Bill H 456 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jun 4 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the long title.
Amends Section 5 of SL 2009-52, providing that this act applies to Alamance County, Pitt County, and Mecklenburg County (previously only applied to Mecklenburg County).
Amends subsection (c) of Section 1 of SL 2009-52, in regards to the qualifications of members of the Domestic Violence Review Team, providing that no person who has been convicted of a domestic violence-related crime or has been a participant in a batterer intervention program can be a member of the Review Team. Directs the applicable board of county commissioners to designate the lead agency for the Review Team. Amends the membership of the Review Team to include a probation or parole officer who supervises probationers convicted of domestic violence and is appointed by the chief probation and parole officer of the judicial district (was, a representative from a probation or parole agency appointed by the director of that agency). Makes technical, organizational, and conforming changes to the membership positions, providing for application to the additional counties.
Amends Section 3 of SL 2009-52, directing each Review Team to issue a report to specified entities summarizing its findings and activities and to make recommendations for action by June 15, 2014 (previously, required an interim report with findings and activities to be submitted by June 15, 2011, and additional reports with recommendations for action to be submitted by June 15, 2014).
Expands the scope of the entire act to also include Alamance and Pitt counties.
Bill H 456 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View summary
Amends the membership of the Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Fatality Prevention and Protection Review Team (Review Team) in SL 2009-52 as follows. Amends several positions to now include the director or head of the specified entity instead of just a member of the entity (for example, the Medical Examiner or designated person instead of a representative from the local medical examiner's office). Modifies membership to include the following members: (1) a local law enforcement officer appointed by the Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and at least one law enforcement officer from the other police departments in the county appointed jointly by the chiefs of police of the other Mecklenburg municipalities (was, local law enforcement personnel), (2) district court judge who presides over domestic violence cases designated by the chief district court judge (was, a representative from the health care system), (3) a magistrate designated by the chief district court judge (was, a local medic or emergency services personnel), (4) representative of a higher education institution appointed by the county board of commissioners (was, a domestic violence survivor). Adds the following: (1) a Sheriff of Mecklenburg County or designated person, (2) a representative from a probation or parole agency appointed by the director of that agency, (3) two survivors of domestic violence, (4) a representative from each of the primary health care systems in the county, and (5) at the option of the county board of commissioners, no more than two additional representatives with knowledge or experience in preventing domestic violence.
Repeals Section 2 of SL 2009-52, which terminated the Review Team upon the earlier of the filing of its final report, or June 15, 2014.
Amends Section 3 of SL 2009-52 to require that the Review Team make a report by June 15, 2014, and every three years thereafter.