Bill Summary for H 1187 (2019-2020)

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May 28 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1187 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 26, 2020
AN ACT TO FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES IMPLEMENTING RAISE THE AGE.
Intro. by Saine, Lambeth, McGrady.

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House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and instead provides the following.

Transfers $10,440,000 in nonrecurring funds from the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Fund to the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice Division of Operations Fund for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Appropriates the transferred funds to the Department of Public Safety, and allocates the funds in specified amounts for (1) the Perquimans Youth Detention Center for Raise the Age renovations, (2) the C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center campus in Granville County for Raise the Age renovations, and (3) to support inmate construction projects for completing construction of the Youth Development Center in Rockingham County. Expressly states that the provisions of GS 143C-8-11 apply to the funded projects, which provides for the reversion of appropriations, lapse in authorizations, and remaining funds after project completion for capital improvement projects.

Amends Section 4.15 of SL 2020-3, which (1) expands GS 74C-3 the term private protective services profession to include any person, firm, association, or corporation providing a security guard on a contractual basis for another for a fee or consideration and performing security services related to entry and exit, direction and movement of individuals at entry and exit, security working towers, and perimeter security patrols at State prisons, and (2) enacts new GS 148-5.5 to require any licensed security guard and patrol professional who is employed to provide security services related to entry and exit, direction and movement of individuals at entry and exit, security working towers, or perimeter security patrols at a State prison facility, to be trained on State prison policies, including on the use of force, before providing security services at a State prison, and gives security guard and patrol professionals receiving such training the authority to detain and use necessary force to prevent contraband entry or inmate escape. Changes the sunset of the provisions of Section 4.15 of SL 2020-3 to now provide for expiration upon the earlier of August 1, 2022, or the date of completion of the Youth Development Center in Rockingham County (was, strictly August 1, 2020).

Reenacts and incorporates by reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.

Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislative appropriations for an entity covered under the act unless expressly repealed or amended.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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