Bill Summary for S 156 (2019-2020)

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Mar 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 156 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT TO CLARIFY WHEN SUBSEQUENT COURT ORDERS WILL SUPERSEDE SIMILAR PROVISIONS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RELOCATE ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SUITABLE STATE-OWNED PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED; AND TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN DRUG PRODUCTS FROM SCHEDULING IN THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Intro. by J. Jackson, Bishop, Daniel.

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

Deletes all provisions of the previous edition. Changes the act's long title and now provides the following.

Enacts GS 15A-535.5, authorizing a judicial officer to order a defendant to have no contact with the alleged victim of any crime, even prior to the determination of pretrial release conditions. Provides for proper entry of the order and notice to the defendant that any violation of a no-contact order can result in additional criminal charges. Specifies a no-contact order is effective immediately and remains effective until modified or until the final disposition of the criminal charge. Further specifies that the order remains in effect pending appeal of the conviction by the defendant unless the order is modified by a judge. 

Makes conforming additions and modifications to GS 15A-511, GS 15A-536, and GS 15A-1431.

Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019.

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