Bill Summaries: H699 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary

    Amends GS 9-5 to require the clerk of superior court to issue the summonses for prospective jurors. Makes conforming changes to GS 9-10 and requires service of the summons by first class mail or phone at least 15 days before the court session. Requires that the summons indicate that it was issued by the clerk and not the sheriff. Makes conforming changes to GS 9-11 and GS 7A-103. Effective January 1, 2014, and applies to jury summonses issued on or after that date.

    Amends GS 7A-171.2 to make eligible for nomination as a magistrate an individual that has at least 15 years of experience as (1) a certified law enforcement officer, (2) a certified deputy sheriff, or (3) a sheriff in the state. Effective October 1, 2013, and applies to nominations for magistrate made on or after that date.