House amendment amends the 2nd edition as follows.
Modifies the proposed exemption for medical services personnel under GS 14-269 from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Now more specifically exempts emergency medical services personnel while on duty who are deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical medical assistance to a law enforcement SWAT team in an emergency situation (previously exempt when providing tactical medical assistance to law enforcement in an emergency situation, including a SWAT operation).
Summary date: Mar 10 2021 - View summary
Summary date: Feb 24 2021 - View summary
House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.
Modifies proposed GS 14-269(b)(10) to consistently refer to "emergency medical services personnel" throughout.
Changes the effective date of the act to July 1, 2021; applies to offenses committed on or after that date (was, effective on the date the act became law).
Summary date: Feb 2 2021 - View summary
Amends GS 14-269 to add to the persons exempted from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Exempts emergency medical services personnel while on duty who are deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical medical assistance to law enforcement operations in an emergency sitation. Qualifies the exemption of medical services personnel upon the completion of an approved tactical medical assistance course for supporting law enforcement operations. Details course requirements and also requires the course to be certified or sponsored by at least one of the following: the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (Commission); the National Rifle Association (NRA); or a law enforcement agency, college, institution or organization, or firearms training school taught by instructors certified by the Commission or the NRA. Requires every instructor of an approved course to file course information, including proof of certification, annually with the Commission, or following any course modification.
Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to provide paramedics rendering tactical medical assistance during SWAT operations with the same protective equipment provided to other members of a SWAT operation.
Applies to offenses committed on or after the date the act becomes law.