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  • Summary date: May 12 2021 - View Summary

    House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

    Directs the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety (Committee) to study the reporting and collection of traffic stop data under GS 143B-903, including (1) an analysis of how the Department of Public Safety collects, correlates and maintains information regarding traffic law enforcement by law enforcement officers as specified; (2) whether any additional information should be collected by DPS beyond that listed in state law; (3) whether the anonymous ID number assigned to officers should be used in stop reports; (4) whether including the anonymous ID number in stop reports would result in the ID number no longer being anonymous and if the ID number would be subject to public records requests; (5) a comparative analysis on how other states collect, correlate, and maintain information regarding traffic law enforcement by officers; and (6) an analysis as to the best methods for collecting, correlating, and maintaining traffic law enforcement data. Allows the Committee to study other relevant matters. Directs the Committee to report to the 2022 Regular Session of the NCGA. 

  • Summary date: Apr 22 2021 - View Summary

    Amends GS 143B-903 by expanding upon the information the Department of Public Safety is required to collect, correlate, and maintain on traffic law enforcement by law enforcement  officers to also include the longitude and latitude or mile marker in which the stop was made when the officer making the stop is a member of the State Highway Patrol, and requires the longitude and latitude, nearest address, intersection, or mile marker for all other law enforcement officers. Specifies that the anonymous identification number that is assigned to an officer that makes stops for routine traffic enforcement is to be used by the officer in all stop reports. Effective October 1, 2021, and applies to (1) data collected on or after that date and (2) citations, criminal processes, and other State forms completed by law enforcement officers on or after that date.