Bill Summary for H 570 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Apr 27 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 570 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 2, 2015
AN ACT TO DIRECT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COURTS TO IMPROVE JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY THROUGH THE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC REPOSITORY COMMONLY KNOWN AS NCAWARE TO RESOLVE OUTSTANDING WARRANTS WHILE A DEFENDANT IS IN CUSTODY.
Intro. by C. Graham, Pierce, Baskerville, Glazier.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:

Deletes all of the proposed changes to the previous edition:

Amends GS 15A-301.1 by adding two new subsections (o) and (p), which provide that law enforcement must try to identify all outstanding warrants against a person, as well as notify appropriate law enforcement agencies of the location of the individual, when any person is taken into custody. Also requires a court to do the same before any court order is entered in a criminal case.

Enacts new GS 148-10.5, Facilitation of reentry, to direct the Division of Adult Correction to facilitate successful reentry and improve judicial efficiency by developing a process to, at intake and before release, identify outstanding warrants. Requires the process to seek to resolve inmates' outstanding warrants while in custody while giving an inmate notice of the outstanding warrant and his or her right to counsel if such a right exists. 

Effective October 1, 2015. 

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