AN ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE FILING OF DOCUMENTS BY THE CLERK OF COURT AND TO DIRECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PILOT MAGISTRATE/CLERK STAFFING PROJECT; TO PROVIDE FOR MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES IN DISTRICT COURT CIVIL ACTIONS; TO CREATE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RECORDS AND OPEN MEETINGS; TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL RECORD REPORTS FROM APPROVED REPORTING SERVICES; TO PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM THE RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF PUBLIC ROADS IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY; TO CREATE A DEFINITION FOR PROVISIONAL PROVIDERS IN CHILD CARE; TO MOVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FROM PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT 19A TO PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT 20B; AND TO DIRECT THE REVENUE LAWS STUDY COMMITTEE TO STUDY GOLF COURSE TAX POLICY.
Enacts new GS 20-17.1A providing that if otherwise eligible the Division of Motor Vehicles (Division) must restore the drivers license of a person adjudicated to be restored to competency after receiving notice from the clerk of court in which the adjudication is made. This does not require the Division to restore the drivers license of a person if (1) the person's drivers license was revoked because of a conviction or other act requiring revocation and (2) the person has not met the requirements for restoration of the person's drivers license.
Amends GS 35A-1130 add that the clerk of court must send a certified copy of an order adjudicating that the ward is restored to competency to the Division. Makes language gender neutral.
Effective July 1, 2015.