Bill Summary for H 477 (2015-2016)

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Apr 27 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 477 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 1, 2015
AN ACT TO EXEMPT GOVERNMENT‑ISSUED MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL FROM DISCLOSURE AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
Intro. by Malone, Saine, Faircloth, McNeill.

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

Deletes all provisions of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Requires the Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government to study the development of a process to remove personal information of nonelected officials from records available on websites maintained by cities and counties. Specifies seven issues to be considered. Requires a report to the 2016 Session of the 2015 General Assembly.

Amends GS 132-1.7 to add that public records do not include mobile phone numbers issued by local, county, or state government to (1) law enforcement officers or public law enforcement agency employees, (2) fire department employees, and (3) employees whose duties include emergency response.

Amends the act's long title.

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