AN ACT TO LIMIT ELIGIBILITY FOR PERMANENT REGISTRATION PLATES TO GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AND TO REFORM THE PROCESS BY WHICH ELIGIBLE ENTITIES APPLY FOR AND ARE ISSUED PERMANENT REGISTRATION PLATES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION, BUT TO CONTINUE TO ALLOW CIVIL AIR PATROLS, INCORPORATED EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUADS, RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AND LOCAL CHAPTERS OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT REGISTRATION PLATES. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 5/16/12 and 6/12/12. Enacted July 12, 2012. Effective July 1, 2012.
Summary date: Jul 17 2012 - View summary
Bill H 989 (2011-2012)Summary date: Jun 12 2012 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Restores the Division of Motor Vehicles’ authority to issue permanent registration plates for motor vehicles owned by (1) the civil air patrol, (2) an incorporated emergency rescue squad, (3) a rural fire department, agency, or association, or (4) a local chapter of the American National Red Cross. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.
Bill H 989 (2011-2012)Summary date: May 16 2012 - View summary
Amends GS 20-84 (permanent registration plates) to require every eligible entity that receives a permanent registration plate to register the plate under the entity’s full legal name. Makes conforming changes. Continues to permit the issuance of permanent plates for motor vehicles owned by the state, a state agency, a local government, a board of education, and adds motor vehicles owned by a community college. Deletes all other entities and persons from the list of those eligible to receive a permanent plate. Authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to revoke all permanent plates that are 90 days or more past due inspection. Amends GS 117-33 to state that a telephone membership corporation is not eligible to receive a permanent plate. Directs DMV to cancel all permanent plates issued to non-state entities and reissue new permanent plates with a new design by January 15, 2013. Effective July 1, 2012.