Tag: Proposed Legislation
  • You-Ah-Gap-Jah: Take the Granny and Run

    Last week, two bills were introduced in the NC House pertaining to adult guardianship* – H817 and H883.  The first proposes the adoption of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) by creating a new Chapter 35B.  The second directs the Legislative Research Commission to study UAGPPJA and recommend whether NC should adopt the act.

    So just what is UAGPPJA? (Pronounced, “You-Ah-Gap-Jah”)

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  • 2015 Pending Juvenile Justice Legislation

    *** Note, since this blog post was published, the General Assembly enacted S.L. 2015-58, which replaces SB 331. For more information, see this blog post on juvenile code reform legislation.

    Subchapter II of the North Carolina Juvenile Code has seen few changes, since the Juvenile Code was rewritten in 1998. However, several bills are currently pending that suggest change may be coming. Some of these pending bills seek to clarify existing statutory procedures or create new procedures to provide guidance where the Juvenile Code is currently silent. However, two of the proposed changes are intended to reverse recent appellate court decisions interpreting the Juvenile Code. This list, although not exhaustive, describes pending bills that are likely to be of interest to juvenile court officials.

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