Bill Summary for H 560 (2021-2022)

Summary date: 

May 4 2021

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 560 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 14, 2021
AN ACT TO MODIFY THE LAWS OF THE STATE RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
Intro. by Boles, A. Jones, Logan, McNeill.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. 

Section 2

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 14-258.4(b) to sentence any prisoner who knowingly and willfully exposes genitalia to an employee while the employee is performing the employee's duties to an active punishment with a minimum term of six months (was a minimum term of six months and a maximum of 12 months in prison). Eliminates the proposed technical changes. 

Section 3

Amends the proposed changes to GS 14-258(c) to require that any prisoner possessing a letter, weapon, tool, good, article of clothing, device, or instrument to effect an escape or aid in an assault or insurrection must be sentenced to an active sentence with a minimum term of 12 months (was a minimum term of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months in prison. Eliminates the proposed technical changes. 

Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 15A-1368.1, specifying that Article 84A (Post-Release Supervision) of GS Chapter 15A is applicable to felons sentenced to an active punishment under GS 14-258 (providing forbidden articles or tools for escape), and GS 14-258.4 (malicious conduct by prisoner). 

Section 4

Makes technical and clarifying changes to GS 143-18.2 and GS 143-295.2, regarding property of inmates in the custody of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Division), Department of Public Safety (DPS). 

Makes a technical change to the proposed changes to GS 143-291.2, regarding the Industrial Commission's authority to tax costs against the losing party.

Section 5

Revises the proposed provisions related to powers of a probation officer under GS 15-205, clarifying that new subsection (c) gives probation officers the authority of peace officers for the purpose of protecting life and property on prison property (was the authority of peace officers on prison property for the purpose of protecting life and property) for the purpose of transferring prisoners from place to place, and for apprehending, arresting, and returning escaped prisoners to prison. 

Section 6

Makes a technical change to the proposed changes to GS 143B-720 to specify that CJLEADS stands for the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data System.

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