AN ACT CONSISTENT WITH HOUSE BILL 966 OF THE 2019 REGULAR SESSION PROVIDING THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE LEGISLATION KNOWN AS RAISE THE AGE.
House committee substitute deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead provides the following.
Effective July 1, 2019, amends GS 7A-60(a1) to add one assistant district attorney to the following prosecutorial districts: District 5 (Duplin, Jones, Onslow, and Sampson); District 6 (New Hanover and Pender); District 9 (Greene, Lenoir, and Wayne); District 13 (Johnston); District 20 (Roberson); District 24 (Guilford); District 25 (Cabarrus); District 36 (Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba); and District 38 (Gaston).
Effective July 1, 2020, amends GS 7A-60(a1), as amended, to add one assistant district attorney to the following prosecutorial districts: District 1 (Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquatank, and Perquimans); District 12 (Harnett and Lee); District 15 (Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus); District 22 (Caswell and Rockingham); District 32 (Alexander and Iredell); District 39 (Cleveland and Lincoln); and District 43 (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain).
Effective January 1, 2023, amends GS 7A-60(a1), as amended, to add one assistant district attorney to Prosecutorial District 36 (Burke and Caldwell).
Effective January 1, 2021, amends GS 7A-133(a) to add one district court judge to the following judicial districts: District 3A (Pitt); District 4 (Sampson, Duplin, Jones, and Onslow); District 10D (part of Wake); District 16B (Robeson); District 19A (Cabarrus); District 20D (Union); District 22A (Alexander and Iredell); District 25 (Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba); and District 29A (McDowell and Rutherford). Requires elections conducted in 2020 to comply with these provisions.
Effective July 1, 2019, amends Section 2(b) of SL 2018-14, which sets forth terms for judges in districts enacted by that act. Now provides for two, rather than three, judges in District 10D (part of Wake) to take office on January 1, 2021, with elections in 2020, and every four years thereafter.
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC): $373,191 in recurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year; $16,093 in nonrecurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year; $1,366,131 in recurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year; and $69,503 in nonrecurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Restricts use of the funds to (1) creating seven deputy clerk positions, effective July 1, 2019, located in Alamance, Burke, Davidson, Johnston, McDowell, Randolph, and Yadkin counties, and (2) creating seven district court judge positions, effective January 1, 2021.
Appropriates from the General Fund to AOC: $1,332,252 in recurring funds for each fiscal year of the 2019-21 fiscal biennium; and $46,362 in nonrecurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Restricts use of the funds to creating nine assistant district attorney positions and three district attorney legal assistant positions, effective July 1, 2019. Provides for the legal assistant positions to be assigned to Prosecutorial District 28 (Stanley and Montgomery); 33 (Davie and Davidson); and 36 (Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba).
Appropriates from the General Fund to AOC $879,123 in recurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year to be used to create seven assistant district attorney positions starting in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS): $87,681 in recurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year; and $109,131 in recurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Restricts use of the funds to creating a position, effective October 1, 2019, to provide training and consulting services to private assigned counsel attorneys in the State assigned to juvenile justice cases.
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety (DPS): $30,915,431 for the 2019-20 fiscal year; and $43,538,704 for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Allocates the funds in specified amounts for specified purposes, including: creating certain staffing positions in the Division of Juvenile Justice; creating support positions for the operations at Juvenile Detention Centers, Youth Development Centers, and other Division of Juvenile Justice facilities; creating transportation positions and purchasing vans; increasing bed capacity at Juvenile Detention Centers; creating positions at and covering operating expenses for the C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center; creating new school counselor positions; providing additional funding for contracts for community-based and residential programs for adjudicated juveniles and creating a contract management position; creating positions in the Community Programs section to support and assist the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council programs; providing additional funding to the county-level Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils; creating Juvenile Court Counselor positions; and providing recurring funding for certain Court Services section positions.
Repeals Section 15.6, Allocation of Assistant District Attorneys, and 15.10, Additional District Court Judges, of HB 966 (Appropriations Act of 2019) if that act becomes law.
Deems departmental receipts appropriated for the fiscal biennium.
Provides that if any provision of this act and GS 143C-5-4 (enactment deadline; procedures to be followed when the Current Operations Appropriations Act does not become law prior to the end of certain fiscal years) are in conflict, the provisions of this act prevail. Provides that the appropriations and the authorizations to allocate and spend funds set out in this act remain in effect until the Current Operations Appropriations Act for the applicable fiscal year becomes law, at which time that act becomes effective and governs appropriations and expenditures.
Effective July 1, 2019.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.