GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2013-237
HOUSE BILL 209
AN ACT to PROVIDE THAT A CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER ENTERED UNDER CHAPTER 50b OF THE GENERAL STATUTES MAY BE ENTERED WITHOUT FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW UPON THE WRITTEN AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 50B-3 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
"(b1) A consent protective order may be entered pursuant to this Chapter without findings of fact and conclusions of law if the parties agree in writing that no findings of fact and conclusions of law will be included in the consent protective order. The consent protective order shall be valid and enforceable and shall have the same force and effect as a protective order entered with findings of fact and conclusions of law."
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 2013, and applies to orders entered on or after that date.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 24th day of June, 2013.
s/ Daniel J. Forest
President of the Senate
s/ Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Pat McCrory
Approved 10:33 a.m. this 3rd day of July, 2013