Bill Summary for H 315 (2021-2022)
Apr 22 2021
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AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR CERTAIN ARSON OFFENSES; TO AMEND THE OFFENSE OF ARSON OR OTHER UNLAWFUL BURNINGS THAT RESULT IN INJURY TO A FIREFIGHTER, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIRE INVESTIGATOR, OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN; TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS OF APPLICANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS; TO REQUIRE APPLICANTS TO DISCLOSE CERTAIN CRIMINAL CHARGES; AND TO PROHIBIT APPLICANTS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES FROM SERVING AS VOLUNTEER OR PAID MEMBERS OF FIRE DEPARTMENTS.Intro. by McNeill, Boles, Saine, Carter.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Adds the proposed changes to GS 58-79-1 to explicitly grant the SBI Director the exclusive right to supervise and direct the investigation of fires involving death or serious bodily injury.