AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION PROCESS, TO ALLOW JUDGES TO DELEGATE TO PROBATION OFFICERS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF AUTHORITY TO REDUCE TERMS OF SUPERVISED PROBATION, TO ALLOW FOR WARRANTLESS SEARCHES OF INDIVIDUALS ON POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION, TO EXPAND RENTAL PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF CERTAIN CRIMES, TO CREATE A PRIVILEGE FOR CERTAIN COMMUNICATIONS WITH VICTIM ASSISTANCE CENTERS, TO REMOVE RESTRICTIONS FOR CERTAIN SHERIFF'S CONTRACTS, TO AMEND THE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR S.L. 2015-186, TO EXTEND A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE UNTIL REINSTATEMENT DETERMINATION, AND TO PROHIBIT THE IMPERSONATION OF TAXICAB DRIVERS.
House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.
Revises the proposed changes to GS 14-208.12A, which details the process for an individual who is required to be registered under the State’s Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Program (Program) to petition the superior court to terminate their registration requirement under the Program. Now amends existing language to require the petition be filed in the district where the person was convicted of the offense, regardless of the petitioner's current county or state of residence (previously, added a new provision to require a petitioner who currently resides out of state to file the petition in the county where the person last registered in North Carolina).