Bill Summary for H 850 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

May 8 2013

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 850 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO ALERTS AN OFFICER OF THE PRESENCE OF A HYPODERMIC NEEDLE OR OTHER SHARP OBJECT POSSESSED BY THE PERSON PRIOR TO A SEARCH BY THE OFFICER SHALL NOT BE CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA FOR POSSESSION OF THE NEEDLE OR OTHER SHARP OBJECT.
Intro. by Faircloth.

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

Changes long title.

Amends GS 90-113.22(c), deleting any occurrence of the words "law enforcement officer" and replacing them with "officer." Adds new language providing that, for the purposes of this subsection, the term "officer" includes criminal justice officers as defined in GS 17C-2(3) and a justice officer as defined in GS 17E-2(3).

Provides that the act becomes effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

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