Bill Summary for S 344 (2017-2018)

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Mar 21 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 344 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION AND THE DIVISION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE INTO A SINGLE DIVISION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND TO EXEMPT THE FABRICATION OF EYEGLASSES FROM CAPITATED PREPAID HEALTH PLAN CONTRACTS UNDER MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION.
Intro. by Randleman.

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Adds new Part 1A, "Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice," to Article 13 of GS Chapter 143B. Enacts new GS 143B-630 establishing the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety, which has the power and duty to implement Parts 2 (Division of Adult Correction) and 3 (Division of Juvenile Justice) of Article 13 as well as other powers and duties set forth in GS Chapter 143B and as are prescribed by the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.

Repeals GS 143B‑700, which created the Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety.

Amends GS 143B-704 to provide that the functions of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety includes all functions of the executive branch of the State in relation to corrections and the rehabilitation of adult offenders, including detention, parole, and aftercare supervision, and further including those prescribed powers, duties, and functions enumerated in the laws of this State.

Makes conforming changes to now refer to the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice throughout GS Chapter 143B.

Renames the Division of Juvenile Justice as the Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice in GS 143B-800. Amends GS 143B-806 to provide that the Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has all of the specified powers and duties, which where previously given to the Division of Juvenile Justice. Makes conforming changes throughout GS Chapter 143B.

Also makes conforming changes to statutes in GS Chapters 1, 7A, 7B, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 17C, 20, 50, 65, 66, 97, 105, 108A, 114, 115C, 115D, 120, 122C, 126, 127A, 130A, 131E, 143, 143B, 146, 147, 148, 153A, 162, 163, and 164.

Directs the Revisor of Statutes to change any additional references in the General Statutes to the "Division of Adult Correction" to the "Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice" and to change any additional references in the General Statutes to the "Division of Juvenile Justice" to the "Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice."

Effective retroactively to July 1, 2013, and deems any acts committed by an employee of the Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety or the Division of Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety after that date as having been committed by an employee of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety.

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