AN ACT TO INCREASE JUDICIAL DISCRETION IN SENTENCING FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING OFFENSES.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 5th edition.
Changes the effective date of Section 2 of the bill, which amends GS 90-95(h), from December 1, 2019, to December 1, 2020.
Changes the annual requirement that the Administrative Office of the Courts publish a report on sentence modifications pursuant to new GS 90-95(j), from beginning on December 1, 2020, to beginning on December 1, 2021.
Changes the effective date of Section 4 of the bill, which authorizes motions for appropriate relief for certain convictions, from effective on December 1, 2019, and applying to sentences ordered on or before November 30, 2019, to effective on December 1, 2020, and applying to sentences ordered on or before November 30, 2020.
Changes the Department of Information Technology's reporting deadline pursuant to Section 5 from December 1, 2020, to December 1, 2021.
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