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2015 Legislative Updates

S.L. 2015-247/House Bill 173 - AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CRIMINAL LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING TRIAL COURT EFFICIENCY.

PART XIII of S.L. 2014-247 BAIL BOND CONTINUING EDUCATION became effective October 1, 2015.

Section 13(a) of S. L. 2015-247 amended G.S. § 58-71-1 adding a Section 1(a) giving a definition of an approved provider. The new definition states, “Approved provider. – A person or entity whose certificate of authority issued by the Commissioner to provide either bail bond continuing education or prelicensing courses in this state in accordance with G.S. 58-71-72 was in effect on May 15, 2015, and remains in effect. The certificate of authority issued by the Commissioner to any such person or entity is not transferable or assignable to any other person or entity nor are the benefits or any part thereof transferable or assignable to any other person or entity.”

SECTION 13. (b) of S.L. 2015-247 amended § 58-71-7 (a), (b) and (d) to substitute “an approved provider” and deleted “the North Carolina Bail Agents”.