Bill Summary for S 485 (2021-2022)

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Apr 1 2021

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Senate Bill 485 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 1, 2021
AN ACT TO CREATE AND SUPPORT LOCAL DRUG TREATMENT COURT PROGRAMS AND MENTAL HEALTH COURT PROGRAMS AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.
Intro. by Mohammed, Foushee, Robinson.

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Appropriates $4.2 million in recurring funds for each year of the 2021-23 biennium from the General Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts to support the work of the North Carolina Drug Treatment Court Program in creating and sustaining drug treatment court programs.

Appropriates $4.2 million in recurring funds for each year of the 2021-23 biennium from the General Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts for the creation and funding of new and existing mental health court programs serving those with a mental health diagnosis or treatment history who are defendants in the criminal justice system. Requires the courts to recommend mental health treatment plans for individuals served by the programs and monitor their progress.

Effective July 1, 2021.

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