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§ 15C‑2.  Definitions.

The following definitionsapply in this Chapter:

(1)        Actual address oraddress. – A residential, work, or school street address as specified on theindividual's application to be a program participant under this Chapter.

(2)        Address ConfidentialityProgram or Program. – A program in the Office of the Attorney General toprotect the confidentiality of the address of a relocated victim of domesticviolence, sexual offense, or stalking to prevent the victim's assailants orpotential assailants from finding the victim through public records.

(3)        Agency of NorthCarolina or agency. – Includes every elected or appointed State or local publicoffice, public officer, or official; institution, board, commission, bureau,council, department, authority, or other unit of government of the State or ofany local government; or unit, special district, or other political subdivisionof State or local government.

(4)        Applicationassistant. – An employee of an agency or nonprofit organization who providescounseling, referral, shelter, or other specialized services to victims ofdomestic violence, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking and who hasbeen designated by the Attorney General to assist individuals with applicationsto participate in the Address Confidentiality Program.

(5)        Attorney General. – Officeof the Attorney General.

(6)        Person. – Anyindividual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, trust, estate,or other association or any state, the United States, or any subdivisionthereof.

(7)        Program participant.– An individual accepted into the Address Confidentiality Program in accordancewith this Chapter.

(8)        Public record. – Apublic record as defined in Chapter 132 of the General Statutes.

(9)        Substitute address.– An address designated by the Attorney General under the AddressConfidentiality Program.

(10)      Victim of domesticviolence. – An individual against whom domestic violence, as described in G.S.50B‑1, has been committed.

(11)      Victim of a sexualoffense. – An individual against whom a sexual offense, as described in Article7A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes, has been committed.

(12)      Victim of stalking. –An individual against whom stalking, as described in former G.S. 14‑277.3for acts occurring before December 1, 2008, or G.S. 14‑277.3A for actsoccurring on or after December 1, 2008, has been committed.

(13)      Victim of humantrafficking. – An individual against whom human trafficking, as described inG.S. 14‑43.11, has been committed.  (2002‑171, s. 1; 2007‑547, s. 5; 2009‑58,s. 4.)