AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A NON-EXPIRING, PERMANENT CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDER MAY BE ISSUED AGAINST A SEX OFFENDER ON BEHALF OF THE CRIME VICTIM, TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SUCH AN ORDER, TO CLARIFY ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS, AND TO ALLOW EXTENSION OF ORDERS ENTERED IN STREET GANG NUISANCE ABATEMENT CASES AFTER A COURT HEARING.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Enacts new GS 50D-9, Recission, providing that after the issuance of an order, the victim can make a motion to rescind the permanent no-contact order. Allows the court to rescind the permanent no-contact order if the court determines that reasonable grounds for the victim to fear any future contact with the respondent no longer exist.
Further requires the Administrative Office of the Courts to amend the Rules of Recordkeeping to require the clerk of superior court to retain the records of an action filed under GS Chapter 50D.
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