A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO VERIFY WHETHER THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF AN APPLICANT FOR OR RECIPIENT OF A JOB DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT GRANT (JDIG) IS A FLEEING FELON OR A PROBATION OR PAROLE VIOLATOR, TO DIRECT INTERAGENCY COOPERATION AND INFORMATION SHARING IN ORDER TO VERIFY THE ELIGIBILITY STATUS OF AN APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT, AND TO DENY JDIG GRANTS TO AN APPLICANT EITHER OF WHOSE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER IS A FLEEING FELON OR A PROBATION OR PAROLE VIOLATOR.
Enacts new GS 143B-437.52A requiring the Department of Commerce (DOC) to notify an applicant for and recipient of a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) that release of confidential information from the applicant's records may not be protected if a warrant for arrest is issued against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the applicant. The DOC is required to verify whether the CEO or CFO of the applicant or recipient is (1) fleeing to avoid prosecution, custody, or confinement after conviction or (2) violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under federal or state law. The DOC is directed to cooperate with the Office of the State Controller, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and Department of Public Safety to develop protocols to implement this section.
Enacts new GS 143B-437.52B prohibiting the DOC from approving a JDIG if the department has information that the CEO or CFO have an outstanding warrant for arrest arising from a charge of violating conditions of parole or probation or from a felony charge.
Enacts new GS 114-19.34 allowing the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide to the DOC from the State and National Repositories of Criminal Histories (SNRCH) the criminal history of the CEO or CFO of the applicant for a JDIG. The DOC must also submit the applicant's request and form signed by the CEO of CFO acknowledging the receipt of notification along with any identifying information required by the SNRCH or DOJ.The applicant or recipient must pay $100 to process the request for the criminal history report.
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