CITATIONS/SHERIFFS ACCEPT FAXES.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 192 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 5, 2015
AN ACT TO ALLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS, CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS, AND INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT ORDERS TO BE TRANSMITTED BY ELECTRONIC AND FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, TO AMEND LAWS REGARDING TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS BEING INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED, AND TO REQUIRE THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE COURTS TO RECEIVE INPUT ON CLARIFYING LANGUAGE USED IN CITATIONS AND MAKE CHANGES AS APPROPRIATE.
Intro. by Cook.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-176 (Senate Action) (Aug 5 2015)

SOG comments (2):

Long Title Change

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes changes to the long title.  The original title was as follows:

AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CITATIONS REFER TO COSTS RATHER THAN COURT COSTS AND TO DIRECT ALL SHERIFFS' DEPARTMENTS TO ACCEPT FACSIMILE TRANSMISSIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS.

Change Long Title

House committee substitute to 2nd edition changed long title.  The long title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CITATIONS REFER TO COSTS RATHER THAN COURT COSTS AND TO ALLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND CIVIL NO‑CONTACT ORDERS TO BE TRANSMITTED BY ELECTRONIC AND FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION.

Bill History:

S 192/S.L. 2015-176

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Aug 10 2015 - More information

    AN ACT TO ALLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS, CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS, AND INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT ORDERS TO BE TRANSMITTED BY ELECTRONIC AND FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, TO AMEND LAWS REGARDING TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS BEING INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED, AND TO REQUIRE THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE COURTS TO RECEIVE INPUT ON CLARIFYING LANGUAGE USED IN CITATIONS AND MAKE CHANGES AS APPROPRIATE. Enacted August 5, 2015. Effective August 5, 2015.


  • Summary date: Jul 15 2015 - More information

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

    Deletes all of the provisions of the previous edition and replaces it with the following. 

    Amends GS 50B-3(c) and GS 50C-9(b) to require law enforcement agencies to accept copies of domestic violence protective and civil no-contact orders, issued by a clerk of court, by electronic or facsimile transmission for service on defendants.

    Directs the Administrative Officer of the Courts, within 60 days of this act becoming law, to solicit input from clerks of court concerning the use of the term "costs" rather than "court costs" on motor vehicle law citation forms, with changes to be made as appropriate. Effective when the act becomes law, but not requiring the replacement of citation forms until new forms are otherwise needed. 

    Amends GS 122C-251 to require a city or county to provide, to the extent feasible (was, required), transportation of a respondent in involuntary commitment proceedings by a driver or attendant who is the same sex as the respondent unless certain specified circumstances exist.

    Enacts new GS 122C-210.3 to allow a custody order entered by the clerk or magistrate under GS Chapter 122C (the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Act of 1985) to be delivered to the law enforcement officer by electronic or facsimile transmission.

    Amends the long title.


  • Summary date: Apr 28 2015 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes proposed GS 162-16.1.

    Amends GS 50B-3 and GS 50C-9 to require the clerk of court to deliver protective orders and civil no-contact orders directly to the appropriate law enforcement agency for service and allows transmission by electronic or facsimile transmission with consent of the receiving law enforcement agency.

    Amends the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Mar 5 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 15A-302 to require citations to refer to the costs and fees assessed under Article 28A (Uniform Costs and Fees in the Trial Divisions) of GS Chapter 7A as costs instead of as court costs. Effective when the act becomes law but does not require the replacement of citation forms until the printing of new forms is necessary.

    Enacts new GS 162-16.1 requiring all sheriff's departments to accept facsimile transfers of domestic violence protective orders and civil no-contact orders for service on defendants. 


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