AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY ONE FEE MAY BE ASSESSED TO A DEFENDANT FOR FAILING TO APPEAR IN COURT IN A CRIMINAL CASE. SL 2020-68. Enacted July 1, 2020. Effective December 1, 2020.
Summary date: Jul 2 2020 - More information
Summary date: Jun 23 2020 - More information
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Modifies the proposed changes to GS 7A-304 to clarify that the $200 fee for failure to appear can only be collected, rather than assessed, once in a criminal case.
Summary date: Jun 19 2020 - More information
Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and now provides the following.
Amends GS 7A-304 to clarify that the $200 fee for failure to appear can only be assessed once in a criminal case. Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to costs assessed on or after that date.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: May 1 2019 - More information
House committee substitute to the 1st edition removes the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, from the entities that are to conduct the study identifying criminal justice data elements collected and maintained by jails, courts, and prisons. Also removes the requirement that the study examine the data elements currently being collected by the Department of Public Safety regarding individuals who have been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, and the current system of collecting, recording, maintaining, and searching these data elements.
Summary date: Apr 17 2019 - More information
Requires the Department of Information Technology; Government Data Analytics Center; Administrative Office of the Courts; and the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Departments) to conduct a study identifying criminal justice data elements collected and maintained by jails, courts, and prisons. Requires collaboration with specified entities. The study is to identify gaps in and accessibility of data to researchers and stakeholders and identify solutions using an integrated tool or other system. The study is to examine eight specific issues, including current methods of collecting, recording, maintaining, and searching the data and best practices of other states that collect local-level criminal justice data and integrate it with court and other state-system data. Requires the Departments to report findings and recommendations to the specified NCGA committees by March 15, 2020.
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