Bill Summary for H 252 (2021-2022)

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Apr 14 2021

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House Bill 252 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 9, 2021
AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT THE JUVENILE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT ACT BASED ON LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JURISDICTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND TO RECODIFY THE OFFENSE OF VEHICLE TAMPERING.
Intro. by McNeill, C. Smith, Richardson, Greene.

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House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

Part I.

Makes clarifications to the proposed changes set forth in GS 7B-2513, regarding commitment of delinquent juveniles to the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Division) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). 

Revises proposed GS 7B-2600(d), which provides for the court's jurisdiction to modify any order of disposition in a case where the court finds the juvenile to be delinquent continues until one of the following occurs: (1) the juvenile reaches the age of 18 for an offense committed prior to the age of 16; (2) the juvenile reaches the age of 19 for an offense committed while the juvenile was at least 16 but less than 17 years of age; (3) the juvenile reaches 20 years of age for an offense committed while the juvenile was at least 17 years of age; (4) the juvenile reaches the maximum term of commitment authorized in GS 7B-2513, as amended, if committed to the Division for placement in a youth development center; or (5) terminated by the court. Adds clarification that subdivisions (1) through (3) do not apply if subdivision (4) applies. 

Part V.

Adds the following. Recodifies GS 20-107, which provides the offense of injuring or tampering with a vehicle, punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor, as GS 14-160.4. Amends GS 20-49 to retain existing authorities granted to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, officers and inspectors of the Division of Motor Vehicles designated by the Commissioner, Highway Patrol members and law enforcement officers of the Department of Public Safety the power of peace officers for the enforcement of Article 3, the Motor Vehicle Act and other laws regulating the operation of vehicles or the use of the highways, to include the enforcement of GS 14-160.4, as recodified, which was previously organized under Article 3 of GS Chapter 20. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's title. 

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