Bill Summary for S 399 (SL 2013-300) (2013-2014)

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Jul 22 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 399 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 21, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ACCUSED OF ANY CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN SUPERIOR COURT FOR WHICH THE STATE IS NOT SEEKING A SENTENCE OF DEATH MAY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND INSTEAD BE TRIED BY A JUDGE.
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ACCUSED OF ANY CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN SUPERIOR COURT FOR WHICH THE STATE IS NOT SEEKING A SENTENCE OF DEATH MAY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND INSTEAD BE TRIED BY A JUDGE. Enacted July 18, 2013. If the constitutional amendment proposed in Section 1 is approved by the voters, Section 4 is effective December 1, 2014. The remainder is effective July 18, 2013.

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