AN ACT CLARIFYING THAT CERTAIN CIVIL ACTIONS RELATING TO GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE TEN-YEAR STATUTE OF REPOSE SET FORTH IN G.S. 1-52.
Amends GS 15A-534(h), making a technical change and adding to the instances of automatic termination of the obligation of an obligor for a bail bond. Providing that such an obligation automatically terminates (unless other specified events trigger the termination at an earlier time) when 36 months have passed from the date of release on a bail bond where the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor, except in offenses involving impaired driving. When the obligation automatically terminates under this subdivision, the judicial official will decide whether the defendant is entitled to release and, if so, upon what conditions.
Effective December 1, 2013, applying to bail bonds executed before, on, or after that date.