Bill Summary for H 173 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO MAKE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND ADULT CORRECTION SEPARATE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.Intro. by McNeill, Boles, C. Smith.
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Amends Article 13 of GS Chapter 143B as follows. Deletes Part 1A, which created the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Amends Part 2, Subpart A to establish the Division of Adult Correction within DPS, with the power and duty to implement Part 2 (Adult Correction) as well as other powers and duties set forth in Article 13 and prescribed by the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety. Makes conforming changes throughout the Part to update the name of the Division, removing reference to Juvenile Justice. Amends Part 3 (Juvenile Justice Section), Subpart A to create a Juvenile Justice Division in DPS (replaces the Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice within DPS), with the organization, powers, and duties as set forth in the Article or as prescribed by the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety. Makes changes throughout the Part to replace reference to Section with Division and to replace the name of the Division with Division of Juvenile Justice. Also makes changes in the Part to conform with the renaming of the Division of Adult Correction. Amends GS 143B-1161 to provide that the Justice Reinvestment Council is an advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety (was, to the Commission of Adult Correction).
Amends specified statutes throughout the following GS Chapters by making conforming changes, including updating the titles of the Divisions: 1, 7A, 7B, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 17C, 20, 50, 65, 66, 105, 106, 108A, 114, 115C, 115D, 122C, 126, 127A, 130A, 131E, 135, 143, 143B, 146, 147, 148, 150B, 153A, 160A, 162, 163, and 164.
Appropriates $990,000 in recurring funds for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium from the General Fund to the Division of Juvenile Justice for seven FTE positions.
Effective July 1, 2021.