AN ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE FILING OF DOCUMENTS BY THE CLERK OF COURT, TO DIRECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PILOT MAGISTRATE/CLERK STAFFING PROJECT, AND TO REPEAL A SEPARATE MENTAL HEALTH RECORD CHECK REQUIREMENT FOR A PISTOL PURCHASE PERMIT UPON COMPLETION OF RECORD DIGITIZATION.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.Amends G.S. 14-404(c1) to clarify what information the clerk of court must transmit to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Directs the clerk of court to transmit to NICS those judicial findings and determinations (was, data) that can be used to confirm (was, impacts) a disqualifying factor as outlined in GS 14-404(c) within 48 hours of the entry of such data.
Directs the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), in consultation with the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), to work with NICS to determine the feasibility of reporting additional information from the state's court and law enforcement records relevant to persons disqualified for purchase or possession under GS 14-404(c)(1), (c)(2), (c)(3), and (c)(8). Directs the AOC and the SBI to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety on or before March 1, 2016 (was, directed the AOC to make a report by October 1, 2015, on information that could practicably be transmitted to the NICS). Specifies what must be contained in the report.
Provides that this act is effective when it becomes law (was, GS 14-404(c1) became effective January 1, 2016, and the remainder of the act was effective when it became law).
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