A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE A SAFE HARBOR FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FOR PROSTITUTED MINORS, MODIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NORTH CAROLINA HUMAN TRAFFICKING COMMISSION, AND PROVIDE FOR PAROLE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN INMATES SENTENCED UNDER THE FAIR SENTENCING ACT.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 5th edition.
Deletes proposed subsection GS 14-204(c), Deferred Prosecution for Minors, and (d) and replaces it with language providing for immunity from prosecution for minors, which provides that if it is determined, after a reasonable detention for investigative purposes, that a person suspected or charged with a violation of GS 14-204 is a minor, that minor will be immune from prosecution under this section and instead will be taken into temporary protective custody as an undisciplined juvenile pursuant to Article 19 of GS Chapter 7B. Requires a law enforcement officer that takes a minor into custody under this section to immediately report an allegation of a violation of GS 14-43.11 and GS 14-43.13 to the director of the social services in the county where the minor resides or is found, upon which an investigation into child abuse or child neglect must begin with 24 hours.
Deletes proposed changes and new language in GS 15A-622, Formation and organization of grand juries; other preliminary matters, and replaces them with new subsection GS 15A-622(i), which provides that an investigative grand jury can be convened pursuant to GS 15A-622(h) if the petition alleges the commission of, attempting to commit or solicitation to commit, or a conspiracy to commit a violation of GS 14-43.11 (human trafficking), GS 14-43.12 (involuntary servitude), or GS 14-43.13 (sexual servitude).
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