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  • Summary date: May 2 2023 - View Summary

    House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.

    Makes technical changes to the lead in language of the proposed changes to GS Chapter 17C. Eliminates "eligibly county" as a defined term in GS 17C-20, applicable to the Criminal Justice Fellows Program (Program) set forth in Article 2 (previously, amended the term to mean any county in the State, rather than a county meeting the population threshold set under current law). Makes conforming changes to delete references to the term throughout Article 2.

  • Summary date: Apr 13 2023 - View Summary

    Amends GS 17C-20 to open up eligibility for the Criminal Justice Fellows Program (Program) to all counties (was, tier one counties with a population of less than 125,000).

    Amends GS 17C-22 concerning the Program, as follows. Clarifies that the total cap on the amount of forgivable loans is $6,304 over two years. Allows the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Committee to extend the loan period to three years, without increasing the maximum loan amount, if the Committee, in its sole discretion, determines that circumstances warrant an extension of the period for a selected individual. Amends recipient obligations to require remaining a student (was, full-time student) in the specified program. Adds that the Committee, if it determines that circumstances warrant an extension of the period within which the recipient must obtain an Applied Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee-approved field of study, the Committee may extend that period by up to 12 additional months.