Bill Summary for H 972 (2015-2016)

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Jun 22 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 972 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 26, 2016
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT RECORDINGS MADE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE NOT PUBLIC RECORDS, TO ESTABLISH WHETHER, TO WHOM, AND WHAT PORTIONS OF A RECORDING MAY BE DISCLOSED OR A COPY RELEASED, TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR CONTESTING A REFUSAL TO DISCLOSE A RECORDING OR TO OBTAIN A COPY OF A RECORDING, TO DIRECT STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE, UPON REQUEST, ACCESS TO A METHOD TO VIEW AND ANALYZE RECORDINGS TO THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE CRIME LABORATORY, TO AUTHORIZE GOVERNMENTAL AND NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE HYPODERMIC SYRINGE AND NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS, AND TO OFFER LIMITED IMMUNITY TO EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND PARTICIPANTS OF AUTHORIZED HYPODERMIC SYRINGE AND NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.
Intro. by Faircloth, McNeill.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends proposed GS 132-1.4A, Law enforcement agency recordings, changing introductory language to subsection (d) to Disclosure; Factors for Consideration instead of Disclosure; Denial of Disclosure. Makes technical and clarifying changes to soften the language of the subsection and focus more on the factors for consideration for disclosing a recording instead of the denial of disclosure. 

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