Bill Summary for H 383 (2015-2016)

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Jul 16 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 383 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 26, 2015
AN ACT TO REORGANIZE, RENAME, AND RENUMBER VARIOUS SEXUAL OFFENSES TO MAKE THEM MORE EASILY DISTINGUISHABLE FROM ONE ANOTHER AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS IN "STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA V. SLADE WESTON HICKS, JR.," AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES.
Intro. by Glazier, Stam, Jordan, Faircloth.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends the long title.

Amends GS 14-27.25, as amended by SL 2015-62, to provide that to be guilty of statutory rape of a person who is 15 years of age or younger, the defendant must be at least 12 years old and at least six years older than the person for a Class B1 felony or at least 12 years old and more than four but less than six years older than the person for a Class C felony (previously, provided that to be guilty of statutory rape of a person who is 15 years old or younger the defendant had to be at least six years older than the person for a Class B1 felony or more than four but less than six years older for it to be a Class C felony, with no minimum age requirement). Makes conforming changes reflecting changes made by SL 2015-62.  

Amends proposed GS 14-27.30 to provide that to be guilty of a sexual offense of a person who is 15 years or younger, the defendant must be at least 12 years old and at least six years older than the person for a Class B1 felony or at least 12 years old and more than four but less than six years older than the person for a Class C felony (previously, required the person to be 13, 14, or 15 years old and the defendant to be at least six years older than the person for a Class B1 felony and required the person to be 13, 14, or 15 years old and the defendant more than four but less than six years older than the person for a Class C felony).

Amends the following sections to make clarifying and conforming changes reflecting changes and recodifications made in the previous editions, including updating statutory title references:

GS 7B-101, GS 7B-401.1, GS 7B-1103, GS 7B-1602, GS 7B-2509, GS 7B-2513, GS 7B-2514, GS 7B-2516, GS 7B-2600, GS 8-53.12, GS 14-208.6, GS 14-208.26, GS 48-3-603, GS 50-13.1, GS 50B-1, GS 90-171.38, GS 143B-1200, GS 15A-145.5, GS 15A-145.4, GS 90-210.25B, and GS 15A-290.

Adds language allowing the Revisor of Statutes to adjust the order of lists of multiple statutes to maintain order; also provides authority to correct terms, make conforming changes to catch lines, and references to catch lines.

Changes the effective date of the act to December 1, 2015 (was effective October 1, 2015).

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