Bill Summary for H 674 (2021)

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Jun 30 2022

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House Bill 674 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 22, 2021
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A DNA SAMPLE BE OBTAINED FROM ANY PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OR FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY FOR COMMITTING VARIOUS ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES AND TO REVISE THE LAW GOVERNING THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEX OFFENSES AND TO REVISE THE LAW GOVERNING REFUNDS FOR THE OVERPAYMENT OF EXCISE TAX AND TO REQUIRE REGISTERS OF DEEDS TO MAINTAIN BACKUP STORAGE MEDIA.
Intro. by Richardson, Szoka, Wheatley.

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Senate amendments to the 3rd edition make the following changes. 

Amendment #1

Further amends GS 143B-1200, by increasing the cap on the amount paid from the assistance program for victims of rape and sex offenses for forensic medical exams, from $350 to $600 for physician or SANE nurse services, from $250 to $500 for hospital and facility fees, and from $200 to $400 for other expenses deemed eligible by the program; make a conforming change to the total allowable amount.

Amendment #2

Amends GS 105-228.37 by adding that the board of county commissioners may, by resolution, authorize either or both of the county manager or the county finance officer to grant a request for tax refund for a payment under Article 8E (Excise Tax on Conveyances) that is filed within six months after the date the tax was paid. Sets out requirements governing the processing of the refund. Allows a taxpayer who is not granted a refund by the county manager or finance officer to file a written request with the board of county commissioners. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

Amendment #3

Amends GS 161-22 which requires the register of deeds to provide and keep in the register's office full and complete alphabetical indexes of the names of the parties to all liens, grants, deeds, mortgages, bonds, and other instruments required or authorized to be registered, with the indexes required to include specified information. Removes the requirement that indexes maintained in a computer or other automated data processing machine be copied monthly on paper or file, or a tape or disk. Instead, requires the register of deeds to ensure that the alphabetical indexes are duplicated onto separately kept backup storage media for disaster recovery and operations resumption if there is equipment failure, destruction, accidental loss, or corruption, so that the indexes are restorable from a backup at any point. Allows the storage to be magnetic tape, optical or other removable media. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.