Bill Summary for S 600 (2017-2018)

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Apr 4 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 600 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 4, 2017
AN ACT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND PROVIDE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDE IN THE STATUTORY SCHEME FOR FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE HOMICIDE.
Intro. by Barefoot, J. Jackson, Britt.

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Enacts new GS 14-17(a1) presuming a murder to be a willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, making it murder in the first degree, a Class A felony, if the murder is committed upon a spouse, former spouse, a person with whom the defendant lives or has lived as if married, a person with whom the defendant is or has been in a dating relationship, or a person with whom the defendant shares a child in common, if the murder was perpetrated by malice as described in the statute and the perpetrator has: (1) previously been convicted of one of the following offenses involving the same victim: a. any crime involving the violation of a domestic violence protective order under GS 50B‑4(a), (f), (g), or (g1) or GS 14‑269.8 when the same victim is the subject of the domestic violence protective order; b. any crime in which assault is an element; c. GS 14-277.1 (communicating threats) or GS 14-196 (harassing phone calls); or d. any felony listed in GS 15A‑830; (2) previously stalked the victim; or (3) on more than one prior occasion engaged in an act of domestic violence against the victim. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2017.

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