AN ACT TO APPLY PREMISES RESTRICTIONS TO CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS, TO CLARIFY THE EXPUNCTION OF MISDEMEANORS, AND TO AMEND THE LAW THAT IMPOSES RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ONE THOUSAND FOOT RESTRICTION IS TO BE MEASURED FROM THE PROPERTY LINE OF THE PROPERTY ON WHICH THE SCHOOL OR CHILD CARE CENTER IS LOCATED.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Makes technical and clarifying changes to the proposed changes to GS 14-208.18 regarding premises restrictions for certain persons required to register under Article 27A, Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs.
Adds the following.
Amends GS 15A-145 to exclude offenses requiring registration pursuant to Article 27A of GS Chapter 14 from eligibility for the expunction of records for first offenders under the age of 18 at the time of conviction of certain misdemeanors under the statute. Specifies that the exclusion applies regardless of whether the person is currently required to register. Applies to petitions filed on or after December 1, 2021.
Amends GS 14-208.16 concerning residential restrictions for persons required to register under Article 27A. Current law prohibits registrants from knowingly residing within 1,000 feet of the property on which any public or nonpublic school or child care center is located. Now prohibits registrants from knowingly residing at (1) any location which is within 1,000 feet of any property line of a property on which any public or nonpublic school or child care center is located or (2) within any structure, any portion of which is within 1,000 feet of any property line of a property on which any public or nonpublic school or child care center is located. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021, by all persons registered or required to register on or after that date; excludes a person who has established residence prior to that date in accordance with subdivisions (d)(1), (2), or (3) of the statute.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
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