Bill Summary for S 199 (2019-2020)
Apr 10 2019
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AN ACT TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE BY INCREASING PROSECUTORIAL OPTIONS FOR DELAYED REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE, TO EXPAND THE DUTY TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE, TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ONLINE PREDATORS, TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CIVIL ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SO THAT A PLAINTIFF HAS UNTIL AGE THIRTY-EIGHT TO COMMENCE AN ACTION, AND TO REQUIRE TRAINING ON CHILD SEX ABUSE AND SEX TRAFFICKING FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.Intro. by Britt, Harrington, Chaudhuri.
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Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 15A-623 to specify that the records gathered in the course of the grand jury investigation and the record of the examination of witnesses must be made available to the examining prosecutor (was, only the record of examination of a witness). Adds that those records become part of the file of the prosecutor's office, as file and prosecutor's office are defined under GS 15A-903(a)(1). Makes conforming and clarifying changes and makes language gender-neutral.