AN ACT TO FACILITATE SUCCESSFUL REENTRY BY ASSISTING DISTRICT ATTORNEYS TO IDENTIFY AND EFFICIENTLY DISPOSE OF PENDING MISDEMEANORS AND INFRACTIONS FOR PEOPLE SERVING AN ACTIVE SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS OR LONGER AND TO ESTABLISH FEE WAIVERS FOR PERSONS RELEASED FROM THE CUSTODY OF THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WITHIN THE SIX-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE OF APPLICATION FOR A DRIVERS LICENSE, LEARNER'S PERMIT, DUPLICATE LICENSE, SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARD, OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Amends GS 148-10.5 to mandate that the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) provide a quarterly report to each district attorney containing case information for traffic and nontraffic misdemeanors and infractions pending or dismissed with leave in their jurisdiction for individuals serving an active sentence of at least six months at the time of the report. Additionally, requires AOC to process the dismissal of any case identified in the quarterly report that a district attorney subsequently dismisses without leave pursuant to GS 15A-931. Effective December 1, 2019.
Amends GS 20-7, GS 20-14, and GS 20-37.7 to prohibit the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from charging a fee to a person who applies for the issuance or renewal of a drivers license, applies for a learner's permit, applies for a duplicate license, or applies for a special identification card if the person presents proof that the person was released from the custody of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Division) within the six-months period preceding the date of the application.
Similarly, amends GS 130A-93.1 and GS 161-10 to prohibit the State Registrar and any register of deeds, respectively, from charging a fee for issuing a copy of an individual's birth certificate if the individual presents proof that the individual was released from the custody of the Division within the six-month period preceding the date of the application.
Applies to applications received on or after October 1, 2019.
Provides that the act is effective October 1, 2019, unless otherwise provided.