Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies proscribed drivers license revocation periods for convictions of GS 20-217(a)(requiring vehicles to stop for school buses in certain instances). First misdemeanor conviction results in a 30-day (was, six months) revocation, with a second or subsequent misdemeanor conviction resulting in a 90-day revocation. A conviction of a Class I felony results in a one year (was, two year) revocation, with a Class H felony conviction resulting in a two year (was, three year) revocation.
Allows a licensee to apply for a limited driving privilege after any conviction under GS 20-217 (was, only in the case of the first felony conviction and then only after a period of 12 months of revocation).
Adds new language to GS 20-217(e), providing that a person who violates GS 20-217(a) and has a prior conviction within the preceding 12 months for violating the same subsection is not eligible to enter a plea of guilty or no contest to a lesser included offense or to a substitute charge with a lesser punishment.
Bill S 16 (2013-2014)Summary date: Feb 25 2013 - View summary
Bill S 16 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jan 30 2013 - View summary
Adds new subsection (g1) to GS 20-217, requiring the Division of Motor Vehicles to revoke a person's drivers license for six months if the person is convicted of a misdemeanor under GS 20-217 (requiring vehicles to stop for school buses in certain instances). Requires revocation for two years if the person is convicted of a Class I felony, and revocation for three years if the person is convicted of a Class H felony. Following a first felony conviction, permits the licensee to apply for a limited driving privilege after 12 months of revocation. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.