Bill Summary for H 885 (2019-2020)

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Jun 19 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 885 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY ONE FEE MAY BE ASSESSED TO A DEFENDANT FOR FAILING TO APPEAR IN COURT IN A CRIMINAL CASE.
Intro. by R. Turner, McGrady, McNeill, Faircloth.

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Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and now provides the following.

Amends GS 7A-304 to clarify that the $200 fee for failure to appear can only be assessed once in a criminal case. Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to costs assessed on or after that date.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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