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  • Summary date: Apr 28 2015 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 15A-534.1 to require a judge to determine the conditions of pretrial release when a defendant is charged with assault on, stalking, communicating a threat to, or committing a felony upon a person with whom the defendant is or has been in a dating relationship.

    Amends the act's long title.

  • Summary date: Mar 9 2015 - View Summary

    Identical to H 167, filed 3/5/15.

    Amends GS 15A-1340.16 to add to the list of aggravating factors that can be considered in determining whether to impose an aggravated sentence, that it is an aggravating factor when a defendant commits a violent offense and knows or reasonably should know that a person under the age of 16 who was not involved in the commission of the offense was in a position to see or hear the offense.

    Amends the definition of in the presence of a minor as used in GS 14-33(d), concerning misdemeanor assault in the presence of a minor to mean that the minor was in a position to see or hear the assault (was, minor was in the position to have observed the assault). 

    Effective December 1, 2015, applying to offenses committed on or after that date.