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  • Summary date: Jun 28 2023 - View Summary

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

    Amends GS 143-162.6 (delivery of permits issued by state agencies), GS 153A-461 (delivery of permits issued by county agency), and GS 160A-499.6 (delivery of permits issued by city agency) to require each executive branch agency/county agency/city agency to now pick at least one of the listed methods of delivery of a permit (was, just required the agency to pick just one method of delivery), instead of requiring in-person pick up by the permittee. Specifies that the statutes are not intended to change the method by which an applicant must apply for a permit. Provides that a permittee may opt to receive a permit in person if the agency offers in-person pickup. Makes clarifying and technical changes.

    Changes the date each agency must adopt a policy implementing the changes required by the act from July 1, 2023, to September 1, 2023. Changes the effective date of the act from May 1, 2023, to when the act becomes law.

    Makes conforming changes to the act’s long title.

  • Summary date: Apr 10 2023 - View Summary

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends the provisions of new GS 143-162.6 (State permits), GS 153A-461 (county agency permits), and GS 160A-499.6 (city agency permits) to allow delivery of physical copies of permits issued by State agencies and city and county agencies by US mail or a designated delivery service authorized pursuant to 26 USC 7502(f)(2) (IRS Code pertaining to mailings of filings). Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 153A-461 to clarify that it does not apply to any concealed handgun permits. Requires each executive branch agency, county agency, and city agency to adopt the policy required by GS 143-162.6, GS 153A-461, and GS 160A-499.6 by no later than July 1, 2023.  Changes the effective date of the act to May 1, 2023. Makes conforming changes to act’s long title.  

  • Summary date: Feb 15 2023 - View Summary

    Enacts new GS 143-162.6 (applying to executive branch state agencies but not judicial or legislative branches of State government), GS 153A-461 (applicable to county agencies), and GS 160A-499.6 (applicable to city agencies), providing as follows.

    Requires each agency set forth above, by July 1, 2023, to establish a policy to send any permits issued by the agency to permittees using one of the following methods instead of requiring the permittee to receive in-person delivery at an agency office: (1) via United States mail (may charge mailing costs to the permittee) or (2) by email, as appropriate, if the permittee consents to email delivery in advance. Allows a permittee to opt to receive a permit in person. 

    Emphasizes that the new laws should not be construed to prohibit an agency from adopting policies to exercise due diligence in verifying a permittee’s identity.