AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAW ON PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH OR MENTAL CAPACITY RECORDS WHEN APPLYING FOR A PISTOL PURCHASE PERMIT.
House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows.
Repeals Section 1 of the act, amending pistol permit provisions set forth in GS 14-404 and related access to mental health orders of permit applicants under GS 122C-54, if HB 398 becomes law. Effective on the date the act becomes law.
Enacts GS 14-32.5, making it a Class A1 misdemeanor to use or attempt to use physical force, or threaten the use of a deadly weapon, against another person when the offender is either (1) a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, (2) a person with whom the victim shared a child in common, (3) a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or (4) a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim. Effective December 1, 2021. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.