Bill Summary for H 273 (2015-2016)

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Mar 31 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 273 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 17, 2015
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROVISIONS REGARDING DEFERRED PROSECUTION AND CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE FOR CONVICTIONS OF H AND I FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS UNDER STRUCTURED SENTENCING DO NOT APPLY TO CONVICTIONS OF IMPAIRED DRIVING, TO CLARIFY THAT OFFENSES INVOLVING IMPAIRED DRIVING CANNOT BE EXPUNGED, AND TO MODIFY THE LAW CONCERNING WHEN A NEW SENTENCING HEARING MUST BE HELD IN DISTRICT COURT ON AN IMPLIED CONSENT CONVICTION FOR WHICH THE APPEAL TO SUPERIOR COURT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN.
Intro. by Jackson, Glazier.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Adds a new subsection (a1) to GS 15A-145 to provide that this section should not be interpreted as permitting any individual to expunge his or her record of any offense involving impaired driving as defined in GS 20-4.01(24a). Amends GS 15A-145.4(a) to add any felony offense involving impaired driving as defined in GS 20-4.01(24a) to those felonies that are specified as being excluded from identification as a "nonviolent felony." Amends GS 15A-145.5(a) to add an offense involving impaired driving as defined in GS 20-4.01(24a) as a misdemeanor or felony that was excluded from identification as a "nonviolent misdemeanor" or "nonviolent felony." Effective July 1, 2015, and applies to petitions filed and petitions pending on or after that date.

Makes technical changes renumbering provisions as necessary.

Amends the long title and the short title to better reflect the bill content as amended in this act.

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