Amends GS 15A-1340.16(e) concerning aggravated and mitigated sentences, enacting new subdivision (14a), which provides that it is a mitigating factor that the defendant has been diagnosed as suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of his or her military service in one or more combat zones and is undergoing treatment for that condition. Sets out and defines PTSD for use in this section. Requires documentary evidence to be submitted to the court to verify military service and PTSD diagnosis. Effective October 1, 2019.
VET. POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS/MITIGATING FACTOR.
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AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MAY CONSIDER POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AS A MITIGATING FACTOR WHEN SENTENCING A PERSON WHO IS A VETERAN.Intro. by Grange, Zachary, Szoka, Hardister.
Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 18 2019)
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 House: Filed
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 House: Passed 1st Reading
Bill H 804 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - View Summary