GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall conduct a study concerning the use of presentence reports by judges. Issues to be addressed in the study include the current use of presentence reports, when the presentence report should be prepared, who should prepare the presentence report, the contents of the presentence report, and whether the presentence report should be mandatory for any, or all, offenses.
Sec. 2. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall make a written report to the General Assembly prior to the convening of the 1988 Session of the 1987 General Assembly.
Sec. 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to obligate the General Assembly to make additional appropriations to implement the provisions of this act.
Sec. 4. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 19th day of March, 1987.