FACILITATE SUCCESSFUL REENTRY.

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House Bill 570 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 2, 2015
AN ACT TO DIRECT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COURTS TO IMPROVE JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY THROUGH THE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC REPOSITORY COMMONLY KNOWN AS NCAWARE TO RESOLVE OUTSTANDING WARRANTS WHILE A DEFENDANT IS IN CUSTODY.
Intro. by C. Graham, Pierce, Baskerville, Glazier.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-48 (House Action) (Jun 2 2015)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION TO TAKE ACTION TO FACILITATE SUCCESSFUL REENTRY AND IMPROVE JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY THROUGH THE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC REPOSITORY COMMONLY KNOWN AS NCAWARE TO RESOLVE OUTSTANDING WARRANTS ON INMATES WHILE THEY ARE STILL IN CUSTODY.

H 570/S.L. 2015-48

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 4 2015 - More information

    AN ACT TO DIRECT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COURTS TO IMPROVE JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY THROUGH THE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC REPOSITORY COMMONLY KNOWN AS NCAWARE TO RESOLVE OUTSTANDING WARRANTS WHILE A DEFENDANT IS IN CUSTODY. Enacted June 2, 2015. Effective October 1, 2015.


  • Summary date: Apr 27 2015 - More information

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

    Deletes all of the proposed changes to the previous edition:

    Amends GS 15A-301.1 by adding two new subsections (o) and (p), which provide that law enforcement must try to identify all outstanding warrants against a person, as well as notify appropriate law enforcement agencies of the location of the individual, when any person is taken into custody. Also requires a court to do the same before any court order is entered in a criminal case.

    Enacts new GS 148-10.5, Facilitation of reentry, to direct the Division of Adult Correction to facilitate successful reentry and improve judicial efficiency by developing a process to, at intake and before release, identify outstanding warrants. Requires the process to seek to resolve inmates' outstanding warrants while in custody while giving an inmate notice of the outstanding warrant and his or her right to counsel if such a right exists. 

    Effective October 1, 2015. 


  • Summary date: Apr 6 2015 - More information

    Enacts GS 148-10.5 to direct the Division of Adult Correction to facilitate successful reentry and improve judicial efficiency by doing the following: (1) establishing a policy that requires checking the Electronic Repository created under GS 15A-301.1, both at intake and release, for each inmate in order to identify all outstanding warrants on the inmate and (2) developing and implementing a plan, in consultation with district attorneys' offices, to resolve inmates' outstanding warrants while the inmates are in custody, whenever feasible. Requires that in the course of resolving an outstanding warrant while a defendant is in custody that the inmate must be notified of his or her right to counsel if such a right exists.

    Makes a conforming change to GS 15A-301.1(a), which created the Electronic Repository.

    Effective October 1, 2015.


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