Bill Summary for S 530 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN RECORDS FROM G.S.132-1 IN ORDER TO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS AND PROVIDING THAT A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE WHO REPORTS IMPROPER GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN GOOD FAITH IS IMMUNE FROM CIVIL LIABILITY.Intro. by Krawiec.
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Enacts new GS 132-1.14 (Whistleblowers' communications are not public records). Provides that written communications, made by a government employee to any regulatory body about the improper activities of any government agency for the purpose of reporting or investigating suspected improper government activity, are not public records as defined in GS 132-1.
Amends GS Chapter 1, Article 43B. Amends the caption to read "Immunities and Other Defenses." Enacts new GS 1-539.13 (Immunity from civil liability for reporting improper government activities). Provides that government employees that report improper government activities to a regulatory body for the purpose of reporting or investigating suspected improper government activity under GS Chapter 126, Article 14, in good faith, are immune from civil liability.