AN ACT TO ADD PROCEDURAL EFFICIENCIES WHEN A DEFENDANT IS ORDERED TO ATTEND AN ABUSER TREATMENT PROGRAM, TO CLARIFY THE SPECIFIC TIME THAT A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER EXPIRES ON THE LAST DAY THAT THE ORDER IS VALID, AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUBSEQUENT COURT ORDERS SUPERSEDE SIMILAR PROVISIONS IN ORDERS ISSUED UNDER THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Makes organizational changes to the proposed changes to GS 50B-3, which specify the expiration of domestic violence protective orders.
Amends GS 50B-7, establishing that subsequent orders entered supersede similar provisions in protective orders issued under the Chapter. Removes identical language from existing law in GS 50B-3 regarding the award of temporary custody of minor children. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Changes the effective date of the act from when it becomes law to December 1, 2019.
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