Bill Summary for S 268 (2011-2012)

Summary date: 

Jun 16 2011

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 268 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 8, 2011
TO CREATE ENHANCED PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES BY ADDING AN EXCEPTION TO THE HEARSAY RULE THAT ALLOWS THE STATEMENT OF AN UNAVAILABLE WITNESS TO BE INTRODUCED INTO EVIDENCE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND BY INCREASING THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR THE OFFENSE OF INTIMIDATING OR INTERFERING WITH A WITNESS.
Intro. by McKissick, Stevens.

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House amendment makes the following change to 3rd edition. Changes the penalty for threatening or intimidating a witness to a Class G felony (was, Class E felony).

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