Bill Summaries: H710 (2017-2018 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - View summary

    House amendment #1 makes the following change to the 2nd edition (likely means 3nd edition):

    Provides that a person who intentionally or negligently inflicts physical damage upon a vehicle while installing or removing an immobilization device may be liable for damages.

    Provides that proposed GS 20-219.5 does not prohibit a vehicle owner or lessee parked in a manner that does not violate that statute from recovering from an immobilization company for liability for damages for improperly affixing an immobilization device to the vehicle.

  • Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends proposed GS 20-219.5 to make the registered owner of a vehicle liable for the removal of the immobilization device (was, mobilization device).

  • Summary date: Apr 25 2017 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition.

    Changes the effective date from July 1, 2017, to December 1, 2017, and adds that it applies to all offenses committed on or after that date.

  • Summary date: Apr 10 2017 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 20-219.5 making it illegal for anyone other than the owner or lessee of a privately owned or leased parking space to park in the space without express permission if the private parking lot is clearly designated as private by a sign that meets the required specifications. Allows a vehicle illegally parked in a privately owned parking space to be immobilized in the space upon the written request of the parking space owner or lessee. Also makes it illegal for any person other than the immobilization company that attached the immobilization device to remove or tamper with the immobilization device. Sets out penalties for violations and makes violations that cause damage to the immobilization device to the extent that the device is unusable for its primary purpose, or otherwise prevents the immobilization company from further using the device, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Prohibits local governments from passing ordinances regulating the immobilization of vehicles unlawfully parked in privately owned or leased parking spaces or lots. Effective July 1, 2017.