Bill Summary for H 571 (2017-2018)

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Apr 27 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 571 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE AUTOMATIC EXPUNCTION OF A PERSON'S RECORD IF THE PERSON IS WRONGLY CONVICTED, INCARCERATED, AND EXONERATED.
Intro. by Hanes, Hardister, Dobson, Quick.

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House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:

Amends proposed GS 15A-149A. Deletes current subsection (c), regarding the necessary contents of an order of expunction, and replaces them with a provision requiring the order of expunction to include instructions that entries relating to the person's arrest, charge, or trial be expunged from the records of listed governmental entities, and any other government agency identified by the petitioner as bearing record of the same, and an instruction that prior to expunction the files be sent to the Administrative Office of the Courts to be maintained in a confidential file under seal, only to be released as specified. Provides that the expunction is automatic, and the costs of the expunction may not be taxed against the petitioner.

Replaces the word "apprehension"with the word "arrest" at all points in the bill.

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