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§ 15A‑1026.  Record ofproceedings.

A verbatim record of theproceedings at which the defendant enters a plea of guilty or no contest and ofany preliminary consideration of a plea arrangement by the judge pursuant toG.S. 15A‑1021(c) must be made and preserved. This record must include thejudge's advice to the defendant, and his inquiries of the defendant, defensecounsel, and the prosecutor, and any responses. If the plea arrangement hasbeen reduced to writing, it must be made a part of the record; otherwise thejudge must require that the terms of the arrangement be stated for the recordand that the assent of the defendant, his counsel, and the prosecutor berecorded. If the judge rejects the plea arrangement under G.S. 15A‑1023(b),then the rejection of the plea arrangement must also be made part of the recordpursuant to G.S. 15A‑1023(b).  (1973, c. 1286, s. 1; 1975, c. 166, s. 27; 1975, 2ndSess., c. 983, s. 144; 2009‑179, s. 2.)