A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ALLOWING A COURT TO CONSIDER AS A TYPE OF RELIEF IN GRANTING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER THE USE OF A GPS TRACKING DEVICE ON A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND REQUIRING THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION AND COST IMPACT.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 50B-3(a)(9) to require the tracking device send a signal indicating the defendant's location when the defendant is at any prohibited location (was, is at or near any prohibited location). Amends the effective date of this section of the act to provide that it applies to protective orders granted on or after the July 1, 2014 effective date.
Adds a requirement, effective when the act becomes law, that the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the NC Sheriff's Association, report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by April 1, 2014, with recommendations on implementation and on cost impacts of allowing a court to order electronic monitoring of a defendant who has committed domestic violence.
Makes conforming changes to the act's title.
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