ELECTRONIC ADS/PROPERTY SEIZED BY POLICE.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 356 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 19, 2015
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SHERIFFS AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO ADVERTISE SALES OF SEIZED OR CONFISCATED PROPERTY ELECTRONICALLY; AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.
Intro. by Rabin.

Status: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II (Senate Action) (Mar 25 2015)

Bill History:

S 356

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 19 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 15-14 to require that the sheriff or police department disposing of seized or confiscated property under Article 2 of GS Chapter 15 must first advertise the sale or donation (was, sale) of the property by at least one of the following methods: (1) publication of a notice in a newspaper published in the county where the sale or donation is to take place, not less than 10 days before the date of sale or donation; or (2) publication of a notice of the sale or donation electronically on a web site or social media account that is regularly updated by the sheriff, police department, or other government agency and that is electronically accessible by the general public.

    Requires that in addition to the publication of notice, the sheriff or police department making the sale or donation, also post a notice of the sale or donation at the county courthouse door, at the sheriff or police department's headquarters or office, and in at least one other area open to the general public.

    Specifies the content of what the notice required to be posted and published must contain, including a brief description of the property to be sold or donated, and the time and place of the sale if applicable, or instructions for accessing the property via an electronic or Internet-based auction service.

    Makes conforming changes to GS 15-12, GS 15-13, and GS 15-14.1.

    Effective October 1, 2015.


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