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§ 15A‑831.1.  Polygraphexaminations of victims of sexual assaults.

(a)        A criminal orjuvenile justice agency shall not require a person claiming to be a victim ofsexual assault or claiming to be a witness regarding the sexual assault ofanother person to submit to a polygraph or similar examination as aprecondition to the agency conducting an investigation into the matter.

(b)        An agency wishingto perform a polygraph examination of a person claiming to be a victim orwitness of sexual assault shall inform the person of the following:

(1)        That taking thepolygraph examination is voluntary.

(2)        That the results ofthe examination are not admissible in court.

(3)        That the person'sdecision to submit to or refuse a polygraph examination will not be the sole basisfor a decision by the agency not to investigate the matter.

(c)        An agency whichdeclines to investigate an alleged case of sexual assault following a decisionby a person claiming to be a victim not to submit to a polygraph examinationshall provide to that person, in writing, the reasons why the agency did notpursue the investigation at the request of the person. (2007‑294, s. 1.)