Bill Summary for H 425 (2019-2020)

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Apr 3 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 425 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 21, 2019
Intro. by Faircloth, McNeill, Ross, Boles.

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

Further amends GS 14-34.7 concerning assaults on a law enforcement officer, probation officer, parole officer, National Guard member, or detention facility employee. Excepts from prosecution conduct resulting from a verifiable diagnosis made by a qualified behavioral health professional of a medical condition or a mental health or behavioral health disability. Provides limited civil immunity to an officer who charges a person in good faith who is thereafter determined to be subject to the new exception. Makes conforming changes to the statute's title. Further amends GS 14-223, concerning resisting officers, to enact identical provisions regarding exceptions from prosecution for conduct arising from such verifiable diagnoses as described in GS 14-34.7, as amended. Makes conforming changes to the statute's title.

Specifies that the act applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019.