Bill Summary for H 142 (2023-2024)
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AN ACT TO MODIFY PENALTIES AND DEFINITIONS FOR CERTAIN SEX OFFENSES AGAINST STUDENTS, TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR THE FAILURE OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO REPORT CERTAIN MISCONDUCT TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO CLARIFY THE FORFEITURE OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN FELONIES, AND TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOL UNITS TO SHOW STUDENTS IN GRADES SIX THROUGH TWELVE A VIDEO PRODUCED BY THE CENTER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS CONTAINING AGE-APPROPRIATE INFORMATION ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.Intro. by Torbett, K. Baker, Johnson, Kidwell.
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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Amends proposed GS 115C-326.20 by also requiring a superintendent, assistant superintendent, associate superintendent, personnel administrator, or principal to report misconduct when the individual has actual notice of a complaint that a licensed employee has engaged in misconduct resulting in dismissal, disciplinary action, or resignation. Adds that if an employee resigns within 30 days of a complaint for misconduct or during an ongoing investigation of a complaint, then the misconduct is presumed to have resulted in the resignation.
Adds a new Part to the act that amends GS 128-38.4A (applicable to the retirement system for counties, cities, and towns) and GS 135-18.10A (applicable to the retirement system for teachers and state employees) to prohibit the Board of Trustees from paying retirement benefits or allowances to any member convicted of any felony if the offense is committed while the member is in service and the conduct resulting in the conviction mandates revocation of a certification or professional license required to maintain employment in the position held by the member when the offense was committed. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.