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.
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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