EXPAND LOSS PREVENTION INVESTIGATIONS.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 760 (Public) Filed Monday, April 15, 2019
AN ACT TO EXPAND THE INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY OF LOSS PREVENTION WORKERS AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS AND DEFENSES FOR PROSECUTION OF OBTAINING PROPERTY BY FALSE PRETENSES.
Intro. by Reives, Stevens.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-193 (Aug 9 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT TO EXPAND THE INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY OF LOSS PREVENTION WORKERS.

Bill History:

H 760/S.L. 2019-193

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Aug 12 2019 - More information

    AN ACT TO EXPAND THE INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY OF LOSS PREVENTION WORKERS AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS AND DEFENSES FOR PROSECUTION OF OBTAINING PROPERTY BY FALSE PRETENSES. SL 2019-193. Enacted August 9, 2019. Effective August 9, 2019, except as otherwise provided.


  • Summary date: Jun 25 2019 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

    Amends GS 14-100 (Obtaining property by false pretenses), clarifying that in any prosecution for violations of the statute, the State is not required to establish that all of the acts constituting the crime occurred in this state or within a single city, county, or local jurisdiction of this state (was, the State is not required to establish that some of the acts constituting the crime did not occur in this state or within one city, county, or local jurisdiction) and that it is no defense that not all of the acts (was, that some of the acts) constituting the crime occurred (was, did not occur) in this state or within a single city, county, or local jurisdiction of this state. 


  • Summary date: May 2 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Amends the definition provided for private protection services in GS 74C-3 to exclude an employee of a security department of a private business or other employees whose primary duty involves loss prevention or that conduct investigations (was, an employee of a private business that conducts investigations) on matters internal to the business affairs of the business or related to the location, disposition, or recovery of lost or stolen property. Further limits this to instances where the lost or stolen property is reasonably believed to be owned by the business. 

    Amends GS 14-100 (Obtaining property by false pretenses), that in a prosecution for violation of the statute, the State is not required to establish and it is no defense that some of the acts constituting the crime did not occur in this state or within one city, county, or local jurisdiction. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019. Prosecutions for offenses committed before the effective date of the act are not abated by the act and the statutes that would be applicable but for this act remain applicable to those prosecutions. 

    Makes conforming changes to the long title. 


  • Summary date: Apr 15 2019 - More information

    Amends GS Chapter 74C, concerning private protective services. Amends the definition provided for private protection services to exclude an employee of a private business that conducts investigations on matters internal to the business affairs of the business or related to the location, disposition, or recovery of lost or stolen property (previously excluded an employee of a security department of a private business that conducts investigations exclusively on matters internal to the business affairs of the business). 

    Effective October 1, 2019.


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