Bill Summaries: S117 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 15 2023 - View summary

    Amends SL 2007-218 to permit Civilian Traffic Investigators in the City of Wilmington to issue citations under GS Chapter 20 related to traffic crashes they have investigated. Makes conforming changes.

    Adds a new section to the Charter of the City of Asheville, SL 1931-121, as amended, to authorize the City to employ and allow civilian personnel to investigate traffic crashes involving property damage only and issue citations for infractions, naming these personnel Civilian Traffic Investigators (investigators). Details nine requirements of Asheville and investigators regarding the employment of investigators, including establishing minimum employment standards and compliance with specified training conditions, equipment issuance, and limits of investigator authority. Specifies that investigators cannot be issued a weapon and have no authority to arrest or issue criminal process. Requires Asheville to report to the specified NCGA committees by December 31, 2024, on the training and use of investigators between the date the act becomes law and November 1, 2024.