Bill Summary for H 149 (2011-2012)

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Feb 21 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 149 (Public) Filed Monday, February 21, 2011
Intro. by Killian.

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Amends GS Chapter 14 by creating new Article 36C, entitled Terrorism, enacting GS 14-288.25 through GS 14-288.29. Defines an act of terrorism as an act of violence committed with the intent to intimidate the civilian population at large or to influence, through intimidation, the conduct or activities of the government of the United States, a state, a county, or a city. New GS 14-288.26 makes it a Class B1 felony to commit or conspire to commit, or aid and abet the commission of an act of terrorism if the base offense of the act is a Class B1 or Class A felony. Also makes it a Class C felony to commit or conspire to commit or aid and abet the commission of an act of terrorism if the base offense is a Class B2 felony or a lesser offense. It is a Class D felony to solicit, invite, recruit, encourage, or otherwise cause or attempt to cause another to participate in an act of terrorism. New GS 14-288.27 makes it a violation of new GS 14-288.26 to recklessly assist, or provide land or other resources or aid in the training of anyone intending to commit an act of terrorism. New GS 14-288.28 sets forth the factors that may constitute probable cause for search and seizure of the evidence of criminal activity related to unlawful paramilitary activity, acts of terrorism, or a continuing criminal enterprise within a closed community compound, which is defined in new GS 14-288.25(4) as a community with limited public access reputed to be bound together by a common purpose or ideology. New GS 14-288.29 provides that all real and personal property used, or intended for use, derived from or realized through a violation of new Article 36C is subject to legal seizure and forfeiture. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2011.