Enacts new GS 136-102.10 requiring the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop and implement a program, so that individuals can apply for the erection of a highway roadside memorial, honoring an immediate family member that died as the result of injuries suffered from an automobile accident near that roadside. Sets out and defines the terms immediate family member and memorial for use in the statute. Prohibits DOT from erecting or allowing the erection of a memorial on a roadside abutting a private residential property without first receiving the property owner's written consent. Specifies that a fee of $500 will be charged for each memorial to cover administrative and construction costs, with any remaining fees being transferred on a quarterly basis to the Humane Society of the United States to cover costs of rescuing animals in North Carolina. Effective December 1, 2017.
Directs the DOT to provide an interim report by September 1, 2017, to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee concerning progress made on the development and implementation of the program. Requires a final report with final details of the program to be submitted by January 1, 2018.
Bill H 526 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 29 2017 - View summary