AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE BINGO LICENSE STATUTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION, AND TO MAKE ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL
CORRECTIONS AND TO AMEND THE RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT CONCERNING THE GRANTING OF CONTINUANCES FOR GOOD CAUSE ON ACCOUNT OF SERVICE ON A STATE BOARD, COMMISSION, OR AUTHORITY AS AN APPOINTEE OF THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, OR GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Changes the act’s long title. Reorganizes Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the act into Sections 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), and 1(d) respectively.
Adds new Section 2(a) that amends GS 1A-1, Rule 40 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, by replacing possessive pronoun and providing a broader definition of good cause for a continuance to include any service in carrying out any duties as a member of the General Assembly (was, service as a member) and service on any other board, commission, or authority as an appointee of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or the General Assembly (previously limited to service on the Rules Review Commission).
Adds new Section 2(b) that amends GS 15A-952 of the Criminal Procedure Act regarding filing pretrial motions to provide that good cause for granting a continuance includes any service in carrying out any duties as a member of the General Assembly (was, service as a member) and service on any other board, commission, or authority as an appointee of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or the General Assembly (previously limited to service on the Rules Review Commission).
Provides that Section 2 becomes effective December 1, 2020.
Makes conforming changes.
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