Bill Summary for H 135 (2019-2020)

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May 6 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 135 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 20, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AGAINST CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT ADOPT SANCTUARY POLICIES, ORDINANCES, OR PROCEDURES IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW.
Intro. by Cleveland, Presnell, Speciale, Brody.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Part IV.

Amends proposed GS 153A-145.5 and GS 160A-205.2 by specifying that a county, or city, respectively, in violation of the statute has waived its governmental immunity in the specific action brought against it. Makes other clarifying changes.

Amends GS 153A-435.1 and GS 160A-485.1 by providing that a county, or city, respectively, has waived its immunity from civil liability in tort if the county is in violation of GS 153A-145.5 (was, if the county does not comply with GS 153A-145.5) and an unauthorized alien commits a crime within the county's corporate limits. 

Makes Section 4 of the act effective July 1, 2019, instead of when the act becomes law.

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