AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A NON-EXPIRING, PERMANENT CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDER MAY BE ISSUED AGAINST A SEX OFFENDER ON BEHALF OF THE CRIME VICTIM, TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SUCH AN ORDER, TO CLARIFY ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS, AND TO ALLOW EXTENSION OF ORDERS ENTERED IN STREET GANG NUISANCE ABATEMENT CASES AFTER A COURT HEARING.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3nd edition.
Amends GS 50B-4.1(d) to provide that this subsection, which makes a person who knowingly violates a valid protective order as provided in subsection (a) of GS 50B-4.1 guilty of a felony one class higher than the principal felony described in the charging document, does not apply to convictions of a Class A or B1 felony or to convictions of the offenses set out in subsection (f) or subsection (g) of this section. Effective December 1, 2015, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Amends GS 14-50.43(d) to provide that an order that is entered under this statute must expire one year after it is entered, unless the court extends the order for good cause as established by the plaintiff after a hearing. Effective when the act becomes law.
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