AN ACT TO INCREASE JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY AND THE EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BY MAKING HARD COPIES OF APPELLATE DIVISION REPORTS AVAILABLE TO PERSONS AND ENTITIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED IN STATUTE AT COST AND ALSO MAKING THEM AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY, ESTABLISHING THE JOINT SELECT STUDY COMMITTEE ON THE PRESERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE, DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO DEVELOP A CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR CIVIL CASES IN SUPERIOR COURT, DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO DEVELOP A WRITTEN, COMPREHENSIVE POLICY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO STUDY THE APPOINTMENT AND SUPERVISION OF MAGISTRATES, PROVIDING A MECHANISM FOR ENFORCING PAYMENT OF THE CRIMINAL MEDIATION FEE, AND PROVIDING FOR MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES IN DISTRICT COURT CIVIL ACTIONS.
House amendment changes the 3rd edition by requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to work in conjunction with the North Carolina Courts Commission on a study of a case management system for civil cases in superior court, a policy for information technology hardware, and a study of current law for the appointment and supervision of magistrates.
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