Bill Summary for H 679 (2019-2020)

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Jun 16 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 679 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2019
AN ACT TO AMEND THE RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE TO ALLOW FOR ELECTRONIC FILING AND SERVICE.
Intro. by Zachary, Rogers, John.

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Senate amendment #2 to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Modifies the proposed changes to Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, regarding commencement of a civil action. Previously provided for electronic filing, if available in the county of filing, to be consistent with Rule 5 of the General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts. Maintains this requirement for electronic filing and makes a distinction that only attorneys are required to file electronically when available, while self-represented litigants appropriately registered in the county's electronic filing system, are permitted to file electronically when available.

Modifies the proposed changes to Rule 5 of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, regarding service and filing of pleadings and other papers. Now maintains the existing savings clause for failure to affix a date stamp or file stamp on any order, civil judgement, estate proceeding, or special proceeding, which was deleted in the previous edition.

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