ALLISON'S LAW/USE OF GPS TRACKING DEVICE/DVPO.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 477 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 28, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ALLOWING A COURT TO CONSIDER AS A TYPE OF RELIEF IN GRANTING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER THE USE OF A GPS TRACKING DEVICE ON A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND REQUIRING THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION AND COST IMPACT.
Intro. by Lambeth, S. Ross, Schaffer.

Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary II (Senate Action) (May 14 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

The House committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's long title. The original title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ALLOWING A COURT TO CONSIDER AS A TYPE OF RELIEF IN GRANTING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER THE USE OF A GPS TRACKING DEVICE ON A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Bill History:

H 477

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 13 2013 - More information

    House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Adds the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence to those entities that the Department of Public Safety must consult with on recommendations regarding implementation and cost impact of allowing a court to order electronic monitoring of a defendant who has committed domestic violence.


  • Summary date: May 9 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 50B-3(a)(9) to require the tracking device send a signal indicating the defendant's location when the defendant is at any prohibited location (was, is at or near any prohibited location). Amends the effective date of this section of the act to provide that it applies to protective orders granted on or after the July 1, 2014 effective date.

    Adds a requirement, effective when the act becomes law, that the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the NC Sheriff's Association, report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by April 1, 2014, with recommendations on implementation and on cost impacts of allowing a court to order electronic monitoring of a defendant who has committed domestic violence.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's title.


  • Summary date: Mar 28 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 50B-3 by adding a new GS 50B-3(a)(9a), which provides that being electronically monitored by way of a Global Positioning System (GPS) device, or other similar device, is considered a type of relief granted under a protective order.  The defendant is responsible for any costs associated with the use of the device.

    Effective July 1, 2014, applying to offenses committed on or after that date.


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