Bill Summary for H 1044 (2015-2016)

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Jun 28 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1044 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 4, 2016
AN ACT TO CREATE A PUBLIC SERVICE ALERT SYSTEM TO AID IN THE APPREHENSION OF SUSPECTS WHO KILL OR INFLICT SERIOUS BODILY INJURY ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; TO PROVIDE THAT THE HEAD OR CHIEF OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAY DESIGNATE A PERSON TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR A DEADLY WEAPON TO BE TURNED OVER TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY; TO AMEND THE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM TO EXPAND THE CLASS OF CITIZENS IT PROTECTS; TO PREVENT MOTOR CARRIERS FROM AVOIDING CIVIL PENALTIES OWED TO THE STATE BY TRANSFERRING TITLE PRIOR TO PAYMENT; TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES TO THE DEFINITION OF EMERGENCY IN THE NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE SAMARCAND TRAINING ACADEMY IS SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED FROM THE UMSTEAD ACT; AND TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION TO THE LENGTH OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORENSIC SCIENTISTS TO BECOME CAREER STATE EMPLOYEES.
Intro. by Hager.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Changes the long title.

Deletes Section 8 of the previous edition, which amended GS 15A-622(i) to expand the categories of crimes that can be the basis for convening an investigative grand jury to include violations of GS 90-95(h) or GS 90-95.1 (trafficking in marijuana or criminal enterprise); GS Chapter 14, Article 29 or 30 (relating to bribery and obstructing justice); GS 14-288 (buying and selling of offices); and GS 14-234 public officers or employees benefiting from public contracts). Makes conforming changes to the effective date.

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