NC MISSING PERSON INFORMATION SHARING.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 747 (Public) Filed Monday, April 15, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ENTER MISSING CHILD, MISSING PERSONS, OR UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS INFORMATION INTO THE NATIONAL MISSING AND UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS SYSTEM AFTER THIRTY DAYS HAVE PASSED AND THE PERSON HAS NOT BEEN FOUND OR IDENTIFIED.
Intro. by McNeill, Faircloth, Floyd, C. Smith.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-90 (Jul 8 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ENTER MISSING OR UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS INFORMATION INTO THE NATIONAL MISSING AND UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS SYSTEM AFTER THIRTY DAYS HAVE PASSED AND THE PERSON HAS NOT BEEN FOUND OR IDENTIFIED.

Bill History:

H 747/S.L. 2019-90

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 8 2019 - More information

    AN ACT TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ENTER MISSING CHILD, MISSING PERSONS, OR UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS INFORMATION INTO THE NATIONAL MISSING AND UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS SYSTEM AFTER THIRTY DAYS HAVE PASSED AND THE PERSON HAS NOT BEEN FOUND OR IDENTIFIED. SL 2019-90. Enacted July 8, 2019. Effective October 1, 2019.


  • Summary date: Jun 18 2019 - More information

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

    Amends the new provisions of GS 143B-1015 to specify that a law enforcement agency can enter information from a missing person report, which is defined to include a missing child or person, into NamUS at any time, and must enter the information into NamUS upon a missing child having been missing for more than 30 days (previously, did not specifically include missing child information in the authorization and mandate to enter missing or unidentified person information). Also specifies that a law enforcement agency must enter both listed categories of information when entering missing child information into NamUS. Amends GS 143B-1016, making a technical change regarding the responsibilities prescribed to the NC Center for Missing Persons.


  • Summary date: Apr 26 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 143B-1015 to clarify that a law enforcement agency must enter missing or unidentified person information into NamUS upon either of the named situations. Also clarifies that a law enforcement agency must enter both listed categories of information when entering missing or unidentified person information into NamUS. Makes additional clarifying changes in GS 143B-1013 and GS 143B-1016. 


  • Summary date: Apr 15 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 143B-1015 to allow a law enforcement agency to enter missing or unidentified person information into NamUS (defined in GS 143B-1011 as the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System created by the US Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice) at any time and requires entering such information into NamUS when (1) the person has been missing for more than 30 days and (2) an unidentified person has not been identified for more than 30 days following the person's death. Requires a law enforcement agency that enters missing or unidentified person information into NamUS to (1) include all information regarding the missing or unidentified person and (2) enter into NamUS the fact that a missing person has been found or an unidentified person identified if either of these circumstances occurs following the original entry of the person's information into NamUS. Makes additional clarifying and technical changes to GS 143B-1011 and GS 143B-1016. Effective October 1, 2019. 


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