Bill Summaries: S616 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 7 2021 - View summary

    Enacts GS 14-223.1, making it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person 18 or older, upon request of a federal, State, county or municipal law enforcement officer identifiable or identified to the person as such, to unreasonably fail or refuse to aid the officer in effecting an arrest of another person or preventing the commission by another person of a criminal offense. Grants immunity for persons rendering aid pursuant to the act for any injury to or for the death of any person, or loss or damage to property.

    Expands GS 14-223 to include interfering with a public officer in the discharge or attempt to discharge the officer's official duty in the Class 2 misdemeanor offense stated therein (currently applies to resisting, delaying, or obstructing the officer in discharging or attempting to discharge an official duty).

    Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.