Bill Summary for S 685 (2013-2014)

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Apr 4 2013

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 685 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANY NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT OR SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE, MAGISTRATE, CLERK OF COURT, OR REGISTER OF DEEDS WHO HAS A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT THAT IS VALID IN NORTH CAROLINA IS EXEMPT FROM THE GENERAL PROHIBITION AGAINST CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON AND FROM THE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST CARRYING A WEAPON ON CERTAIN PREMISES OR IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Amends GS 14-269(b) by adding a new (b)(4d) and (b)(4e), providing that any person who is a NC district court judge, superior court judge, or a magistrate, as well as any person who is elected and serving as a clerk of court or register of deeds, who has a concealed handgun permit issued in accordance with law is exempt from the prohibition of carrying a concealed weapon, provided that the individual will not carry at any time while consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while either remains in the person's body and that the weapon is secure in a locked compartment when it is not on the person.

Amends GS 14-415.27, changing the title of the section to Expanded permit scope for certain persons (was, Expanded permit scope for district attorneys, assistant district attorneys, and investigators employed by office of the district attorney). Adds district and superior court judges, magistrates, clerks of court, and registers of deeds to those that may carry a concealed handgun in specified areas, including a law enforcement or correctional facility.

Makes technical changes.

Effective December 1, 2013.

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