AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT HAS THE DISCRETION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE FOR A FIRST OFFENSE OF CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES. Enacted June 26, 2013. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Bill Summaries: H641 AMEND CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE/1ST DRUG OFFENSE.
Summary date: Jul 2 2013 - View Summary
Summary date: May 30 2013 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Changes the short and long titles.
Amends the exception to the deferral of further proceedings, provided for in GS 90-96(a), providing that when the court makes a written finding, and the District Attorney agrees, that the offender is inappropriate for a conditional discharge (was, for deferred prosecution) for factors related to the offense, the provisions of this section do not apply and the offender will not receive a conditional discharge.
Summary date: Apr 23 2013 - View Summary
House amendment to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Reinstates language in GS 90-96(a) requiring the court to defer further proceedings and place an individual on probation when the person has not been previously convicted of specified offenses. Makes an exception for when the court makes a written finding, and the District Attorney agrees, that the offender is inappropriate for deferred prosecution for factors related to the offense.
Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - View Summary
Amends GS 90-96(a) as the title indicates. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.