Bill Summary for H 36 (2021-2022)

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Mar 24 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 36 (Public) Filed Monday, February 1, 2021
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR DISCHARGING OR ATTEMPTING TO DISCHARGE A FIREARM AT OR INTO AN UNOCCUPIED EMERGENCY VEHICLE AND TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR POINTING A LASER DEVICE AT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR OTHER EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WHEN THE PERSON OR ANIMAL IS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES.
Intro. by Hastings, Saine, C. Smith, K. Baker.

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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Amends proposed GS 14-34.1A, to amend the definition of emergency vehicle to include a vehicle owned or operated by the Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice (was, by the Division's Section of Community Corrections).

Amends GS 14-34.8, which makes it a Class I felony to intentionally point a laser at any of the specified categories of persons while that person is in the performance of his or her duties, by amending the included categories to include: (1) a person whose employment duties include the custody, transportation, or management of persons who are detained or confined to a detention facility, youth development center, or correctional institution operated under the State's or local government's jurisdiction (was, a person employed at a detention facility operated under the State's or local government's jurisdiction) and (2) court counselors whose duties include intake, probation, post-release supervision, and court supervision services of juveniles (new). Makes additional organizational changes. 

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