AN ACT TO MAKE IT AN AGGRAVATING FACTOR TO COMMIT A VIOLENT FELONY THAT A DEFENDANT REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW IS BEING WITNESSED BY A CHILD WHO IS LESS THAN SIXTEEN YEARS OLD AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE INCREASED PENALTY FOR A MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT COMMITTED IN THE PRESENCE OF A MINOR MAY BE IMPOSED WHEN THE MINOR WAS IN A POSITION TO SEE OR HEAR THE COMMISSION OF THE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 15A-534.1 to require a judge to determine the conditions of pretrial release when a defendant is charged with assault on, stalking, communicating a threat to, or committing a felony upon a person with whom the defendant is or has been in a dating relationship.
Amends the act's long title.
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