PRESERVE BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE/STUDY.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 1087 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 15, 2014
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE JOINT SELECT STUDY COMMITTEE ON THE PRESERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION'S COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
Intro. by Davis, Burr.

Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary II (Senate Action) (Jun 10 2014)
H 1087

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 5 2014 - More information

    The House amendment to the 1st edition modifies the membership of the Joint Select Study Committee on the Preservation of Biological Evidence so that it includes the Director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory (was, the Director of the SBI), or the Director's designee.


  • Summary date: May 15 2014 - More information

    Establishes the Joint Select Study Committee on the Preservation of Biological Evidence, consisting of 17 members. Sets out membership criteria.

    Provides that the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore will designate one legislative member each to serve as cochair. Committee is to meet at the call of the cochairs, with a quorum being a majority of its members.

    Sets out matters the Committee is to review regarding the preservation of DNA and biological evidence, including costs associated with the establishment of minimum guidelines for the retention and preservation of biological evidence, as well as any topic that is believed to be related to the purpose of the Committee. Sets out finances and per diem for the Committee, with all the specified expenses coming out of the Legislative Services Commission's Reserve for Studies.

    A final report on the study is due to the General Assembly by April 1, 2015. Copies of the report are to be filed with the President Pro Tempore's office, the Speaker's office, and the Legislative Library.

    The committee is to be terminated on April 1, 2015, or when the final report is filed, whichever happens first.

     

     


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