NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 773
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF JUVENILE.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 7A‑517(20) is amended by deleting the second sentence and by substituting the following: "For the purposes of subsections (12) and (28) of this section, a juvenile is any person who has not reached his 16th birthday and is not married, emancipated, or a member of the Armed Forces. A juvenile who is married, emancipated, or a member of the Armed Forces, shall be prosecuted as an adult for the commission of a criminal offense."
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective October 1, 1981.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 7th day of May, 1981.