Bill Summary for H 234 (2021)

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May 12 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 234 (Public) Filed Monday, March 8, 2021
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DESTRUCTION OF SEIZED FIREARMS USED IN COMMITTING AN ASSAULT AGAINST A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR ANY OTHER OFFENSE THAT RESULTED IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH TO THE VICTIM IF THE FIREARM BELONGS TO THE DEFENDANT OR CERTAIN OTHER PERSONS AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY REQUESTS DESTRUCTION.
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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. 

Adds qualifications to the new authority of a judge under GS 15-11.1(b1)(3) to order the disposition of a lawfully seized firearm, after notice and hearing requirements are met for disposition, by ordering that the firearm be turned over to be destroyed by the sheriff of the county of seizure or an authorized agent if the firearm was used in committing an assault against a law enforcement officer or any other offense that resulted in serious bodily injury or death to the victim. Adds two criteria that must be met: (1) that the rightful owner of the firearm is the defendant, a member of the defendant's family, or a member of the defendant's current household and (2) that the district attorney has requested that the firearm be destroyed. Makes organizational and clarifying changes. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 

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