Bill Summaries: H523 (2021-2022 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 9 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 20-141.3 (Unlawful Racing on Streets and Highways) to do the following: (1) elevate the offense of pre-arranged street racing to a class A1 misdemeanor (was, Class 1); (2) elevate the offense of street racing to a Class 1 misdemeanor (was, Class 2); (3) elevate the offense of authorizing or permitting one’s car to be used for pre-arranged street racing or betting on pre-arranged street racing to a Class A1 misdemeanor (was, Class 1); (4) increase the amount of time a person whose license is revoked under this statute must wait to apply for a new license from 18 months to two years; and (5) require (was, allow) the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to suspend the license of individuals convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor for street racing for a period not to exceed one year. Effective December 1, 2021 and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.