AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO CONSIDER WHETHER A JUVENILE PETITION HAS BEEN PROPERLY VERIFIED AND JURISDICTION HAS BEEN INVOKED AT THE PRE-ADJUDICATION HEARING, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LRC COMMITTEE ON OMNIBUS FOSTER CARE AND DEPENDENCY.
Identical to H 1103, filed 5/15/14.
Amends GS 7B-800.1, concerning pre-adjudication hearings for juvenile cases, providing that, among other issues that must be considered prior to the adjudicatory hearing, the court must also consider whether a petition has been properly verified and invokes jurisdiction. Effective October 1, 2014.
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