Bill Summary for S 272 (2011-2012)

Summary date: 

Mar 8 2011

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 272 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 8, 2011
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF DEPENDENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION, TO CLARIFY CONFIDENTIALITY OF CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION COMMISSION RECORDS, TO REQUIRE SUSPENSION OF THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS UPON REQUEST OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND TO CLARIFY THE HANDLING OF WRITE-OFFS FOR CLAIMS HANDLED BY THE CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION COMMISSION.
Intro. by Brunstetter.

View: All Summaries for BillTracking:

Bill summary

Amends GS 15B-2 to define dependent as an individual wholly dependent (rather than wholly or substantially dependent) upon the victim for care and support and includes a child of the victim born after the victim’s death. Deletes term and definition for dependent’s economic loss.
Amends GS 15B-8.1(b) to declare that all records of the Division are open to public inspection. Requires information that is not public record to be kept confidential by the Crime Victims Compensation Commission (Commission) and the Director. Reorganizes and clarifies that disclosure of the following confidential information to victims and claimants is allowed: (1) all medical information relating to the mental, physical, or emotional condition of a victim or claimant; (2) all law enforcement records; (3) all juvenile records; (4) all personal information, as defined, of victims and claimants; and (5) all information concerning the disposition of claims for compensation, except the total amount awarded.
Amends GS 15B-14(b) to mandate (rather than allow) that the proceedings in a claim for compensation be suspended, pending disposition of a criminal prosecution that has been commenced or is imminent, upon the Attorney General’s request.
Amends GS 15B-16 to prohibit providers who write off bills to a victim or claimant from later seeking reimbursement from the Commission, Director, victim, or claimant. Makes a conforming change.
Applies to claims submitted on or after July 1, 2011.

© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.

Printer-friendly: Click to view