Bill Summary for H 474 (2019-2020)

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Jun 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 474 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 26, 2019
AN ACT TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF DEATH BY DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND AGGRAVATED DEATH BY DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Intro. by Arp, D. Hall, C. Smith, Faircloth.

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Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Amends proposed GS 14-18.4 as follows. Amends the requirements to be met for a person to be guilty of death by distribution of certain controlled substances to require that the person unlawfully sells (was, unlawfully sells or delivers as part of the sale) at least one certain controlled substance (previously specified that the recipient be the victim). Makes the same changes to the offense of aggravated death by distribution of certain controlled substances. No longer includes death by distribution of certain controlled substances as a lesser included offense of murder in violation of GS 14-17(b)(2). Makes additional clarifying changes.

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