House committee substitute to the 2nd edition adds the following new content.
Authorizes the City of Greensboro (City) to employ and allows civilian personnel, to be known as "Civilian Traffic Investigators" to investigate traffic crashes. Requires the City to establish minimum standards for employment. Requires attending a training program designed by the City's police department in consultation with the NC Justice Academy, and spend at least four weeks in field training with a law enforcement officer who has experience conducting traffic crash investigations. Provides for issuance of credentials and a uniform clearly identifying the individual as a civilian traffic investigator. Allows for civilian traffic investigators to be issued or use a vehicle that has emergency equipment and red and amber lights; prohibits such vehicles from using blue lights or bearing symbols or markings that identify the vehicle as a police vehicle. Restricts investigations of civilian traffic investigators to crashes involving property damage subject to State motor vehicle laws. Explicitly denies civilian traffic investigators the authority to arrest, issue criminal process, or be issued a weapon, but grants the investigator the authority of an officer to tow or remove a vehicle that is obstructing a public street or highway. Requires the City to report to the specified NCGA committees on the training and use of civilian traffic investigators by December 31, 2022, for the period commencing on the date the act becomes law and ending November 1, 2022.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: Apr 22 2021 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 30 2021 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes Section 2 of the act which authorized the City of Greensboro to adopt an ordinance to make it unlawful to operate a vehicle in excess of 25 miles per hour on residential streets in the city. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: Mar 15 2021 - View summary
Enacts the following provisions to Chapter VII of the Charter of the City of Greensboro, SL 1959-1137, as amended. Authorizes the City to establish a race- and gender-neutral small business enterprise program to promote the development of small businesses and enhance the opportunities for small businesses to participate in City contracts. Provides the City flexibility to establish bid and proposal specifications and define the term "small business enterprise" as appropriate and consistent with the City's contracting practices. Authorizes the City to refuse to award a contract to a bidder who was considered based on its efforts to comply with the program requirements but is determined to have failed to do so. Provides that the program is intended to supplement specified public contract requirements. Requires goals or efforts established to achieve veteran, minority, and women's business participation pursuant to state law to take precedence over the goals of the program. Deems the program consistent with State policy to promote and utilize small business enterprises consistent with state law.
Authorizes the City of Greensboro to adopt an ordinance to make it unlawful to operate a vehicle in excess of 25 miles per hour on residential streets in the city. Conditions such speed restrictions upon erection of signs upon affected streets which conform to federal Department of Transportation standards. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.