§ 164-35 Commission established
§ 164-36 Powers and duties
§ 164-37 Membership; chairman; meetings; quorum
§ 164-38 Terms of members; compensation; expenses
§ 164-39 Executive director and other staff
§ 164-40 Correction population simulation model; juvenile justice facilities population simulation model
§ 164-41 Classification of offenses – ranges of punishment
§ 164-42 Sentencing structures
§ 164-42.1 Policy recommendations
§ 164-42.2 Community corrections
§ 164-43 Priority of duties; reports; continuing duties
§ 164-44 Statistical information; financial or other aid
§ 164-45 Administrative direction and supervision
§ 164-47 Biennial Report on Recidivism
§ 164-48 Biennial report on juvenile recidivism
§ 164-49 Biennial report on effectiveness of JCPC grant recipients
§ 164-50 Annual report on implementation of Justice Reinvestment Project
§ 164-51 Five-year projection; Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program

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Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 164 > Article 4 - Sentencing Commission

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Commission: means the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission. See North Carolina General Statutes 164-35
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.