AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW THAT IMPOSES RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RESIDING WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A SITE WHERE AN ORGANIZED RESIDENTIAL YOUTH CAMP IS LOCATED.
Amends GS 14-208.16 regarding residential restrictions of persons registered under Article 27A (Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs), to add a new restriction to prohibit a registrant from knowingly residing within 1,000 feet of the property on which any organized residential youth camp is located, punishable as a Class G felony. Defines organized residential youth camp to mean a program or facility that is primarily established to provide an outdoor group living experience, has educational and youth development objectives, and permanent or semi-permanent lodging, meals, and activities for eight or more children over four or more consecutive nights on an annual basis. Excludes from the statute's provisions organized residential youth camps that are located on or within 1,000 feet of the property of an institution of higher education where the registrant is a student or is employed.
Applies to all persons registered or required to register on or after the date the act becomes law. Excludes from the scope of the act a person who has established a residence prior to the act's effective date in accordance with GS 14-208.16(d)(1), (2), or (3) (establishing residence by means of purchasing or entering into a contract to purchase a residence, entering into a lease contract for a residence, or residing with an immediate family member who established residence).