GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2020-54
HOUSE BILL 463
AN ACT to provide access to education for individuals incarcerated in state prisons.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Section 8.3(a) of S.L. 2010‑31 reads as rewritten:
"SECTION 8.3.(a) Funds
appropriated for community college courses for prison inmates shall be used
only for inmates in State prisons. The first priority for the use of these
funds shall be to restore the FTE for basic skills courses to the FY 2008‑2009
level. Funds not needed for this purpose may be used for continuing education
and curriculum courses related to job skills training.
These funds shall not
be used for Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of General
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective July 1, 2020.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 24th day of June, 2020.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Roy Cooper
Approved 12:19 p.m. this 30th day of June, 2020