House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 15A-1340.16 to further authorize a defendant to prove combat service in the United States Armed Forces with a Form DD-214, as an alternative form of proof to a certification by the Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Provides that the act applies to offenses committed on or after October 1, 2017.
Bill Summaries: H483 (2017-2018 Session)
Bill H 483 (2017-2018)Summary date: Apr 6 2017 - View summary
Bill H 483 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 27 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 15A-1340.16(e) concerning aggravated and mitigated sentences, enacting new subdivision (14a), which provides that it is a mitigating factor that the defendant has been diagnosed as suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of his or her military service and is undergoing treatment for that condition. Sets out and defines PTSD for use in this section. Requires documentary evidence to be submitted to the court to verify military service and PTSD diagnosis. Effective October 1, 2017.