Bill Summary for S 270 (2015-2016)

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Mar 11 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 270 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 11, 2015
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS LAWS AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS.
Intro. by Randleman.

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Enacts new GS 7A-343.1(b) to provide that recipients of the appellate division reports, as listed in GS 7A-343.1(a), can opt out of receiving their copies or choose to receive fewer that the statutory allotted amount by notifying the Administrative Officer of the Courts in writing. If in the future the recipient desires to receives its full allotment of the reports, they can notify the Administrative Officer of the Courts in writing, who will decide in in his or her discretion to resume distribution as requested.

Amends GS 14-241 to allow clerks of superior court or other custodians to transfer specified unnecessary publications for disposition as surplus State property or as directed by the State Surplus Property Agency.

Amends GS 15A-150(a) deleting language that required the clerk of superior court in each county to file with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) the names of persons granted conditional discharges under GS 14-50.29, 90.96, 90-113.14, and 14-204. Adds new language that requires the clerks of superior court to file with the AOC the names of persons granted a dismissal after completing a conditional discharge pursuant to GS 14-50.29, 14-204, 14-313(f), 15A-1341(a4), 90-96, or 90-113.14. Effective December 1, 2015, applying to conditional discharges granted on or after that date. 

Amends GS 15A-151(a), making a conforming change, adding a reference to GS 15A-145.6 to GS 15A-151(a)(4). 

Amends GS 15A-1342(a1), concerning the section of Community Correction supervision of probationers, deleting language that only allowed supervision for conditional discharges or deferred prosecutions pursuant to GS 15A-1341(a1), (a3), or (a4), clarifying that probation can be supervised by the Section for any conditional discharge or deferred prosecution.

Repeals GS 148-32.1(c), a requirement that the specified clerk of the superior court forward the commitment order to the Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission of an individual confined pursuant to a conviction of impaired driving under GS 20-138.1.

Repeals GS 7A-110, an outdated requirement that the clerk of superior court must forward a list of attorneys that are practicing in that county to the secretary of state.

Amends GS 7A-343.3 to delete a reporting requirement for the Judicial Department in regards to the Appellate Courts Printing and Computer Operations Fund.

Amends GS 90-21.19(a) to provide that the General Assembly (was, the Administrative Office of the Courts) has the responsibility to reset the limitation on damages for noneconomic losses in medical malpractice actions. Makes conforming changes. 

Unless otherwise noted above, effective July 1, 2015. 

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