AN ACT TO RESTORE THE FIREARMS RIGHTS OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO WERE CONVICTED OF NONVIOLENT FELONIES BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1995, AND WHOSE FIREARMS RIGHTS HAD BEEN RESTORED BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1995, TO INCREASE THE FEE TO PETITION FOR THE RESTORATION OF FIREARMS RIGHTS, AND TO ADD TO THE LIST OF OFFENSES INELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNCTION CERTAIN FELONY BREAKING AND ENTERING OFFENSES, AND ANY OFFENSE THAT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT AN OFFENSE THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNCTION.
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 14-415.1 to provide that the statute does not apply to, there is no disentitlement under the statute for, and the firearms rights are restored to: (1) any person who had firearms rights restored before December 1, 1995, and the forfeiture of the person's rights after that date occurred only because of the effect of amendments to the statutes enacted by SL 1995-487 that were applicable to any person convicted of a felony before December 1, 1995, (2) the person's felony convictions before December 1, 1995, are only for nonviolent felonies, and (3) the person has not been convicted of any subsequent felony on or after December 1, 1995, that would require forfeiture of the person's firearms rights and cause the person to be disentitled under the statute.
Deletes all changes to GS 14-415.4, except the changes to (k) that increase the fee for a petition for restoring firearms rights to $250.
Amends the act's long title.
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