AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY ONE FEE MAY BE ASSESSED TO A DEFENDANT FOR FAILING TO APPEAR IN COURT IN A CRIMINAL CASE.
Requires the Department of Information Technology; Government Data Analytics Center; Administrative Office of the Courts; and the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Departments) to conduct a study identifying criminal justice data elements collected and maintained by jails, courts, and prisons. Requires collaboration with specified entities. The study is to identify gaps in and accessibility of data to researchers and stakeholders and identify solutions using an integrated tool or other system. The study is to examine eight specific issues, including current methods of collecting, recording, maintaining, and searching the data and best practices of other states that collect local-level criminal justice data and integrate it with court and other state-system data. Requires the Departments to report findings and recommendations to the specified NCGA committees by March 15, 2020.
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