SEX OFFENDER/EXPAND RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTION.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 374 (Public) Filed Monday, March 18, 2019
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW THAT IMPOSES RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RESIDING WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A SITE WHERE AN ORGANIZED RESIDENTIAL YOUTH CAMP IS LOCATED.
Intro. by McGrady, B. Turner.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 6 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW THAT IMPOSES RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS TO PROVIDE THAT A SEX OFFENDER IS PROHIBITED FROM RESIDING WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A SITE WHERE AN ORGANIZED RESIDENTIAL YOUTH CAMP IS LOCATED.

H 374

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 30 2019 - More information

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

    Makes organizational changes to the proposed changes to GS 14-208.16, which add a new restriction to prohibit a sex offender registrant from knowingly residing within 1,000 feet of the property on which any organized residential youth camp is located. Limits the proposed restriction to either (1) persons who committed any offense in Article 7B (Rape and Other Sex Offenses), or any substantially similar federal offense or offense of another state, upon which the person has been found to present or may present a danger to minors under 18 years or (2) persons who committed any offense where the victim was under the age of 18. Amends the definition of organized residential youth camp to mean a previously described program or facility that provides permanent or semi-permanent lodging, meals, and activities for eight or more children over four or more consecutive nights at least six times each calendar year (was, on an annual basis). Changes the effective date of the act to December 1, 2019 (was, the date the act becomes law).

    Changes the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Mar 18 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 14-208.16 regarding residential restrictions of persons registered under Article 27A (Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs), to add a new restriction to prohibit a registrant from knowingly residing within 1,000 feet of the property on which any organized residential youth camp is located, punishable as a Class G felony. Defines organized residential youth camp to mean a program or facility that is primarily established to provide an outdoor group living experience, has educational and youth development objectives, and permanent or semi-permanent lodging, meals, and activities for eight or more children over four or more consecutive nights on an annual basis. Excludes from the statute's provisions organized residential youth camps that are located on or within 1,000 feet of the property of an institution of higher education where the registrant is a student or is employed.

    Applies to all persons registered or required to register on or after the date the act becomes law. Excludes from the scope of the act a person who has established a residence prior to the act's effective date in accordance with GS 14-208.16(d)(1), (2), or (3) (establishing residence by means of purchasing or entering into a contract to purchase a residence, entering into a lease contract for a residence, or residing with an immediate family member who established residence).


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