Bill Summaries: S385 (2021)

  • Summary date: Mar 29 2021 - View summary

    Identical to H 414, filed 3/25/21.

    Amends GS 20-63(h) concerning commission contracts entered into by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for the issuance of plates and certificates. Under the statute, the amount of compensation paid to a commission contractor is determined on a per transaction basis. Provides that the collection of the highway use tax and the removal of a registration stop (was, the removal of an inspection stop) are each considered a separate transaction. Adds that the collection of a civil penalty imposed for a lapse in financial responsibility is a separate transaction, payable at a rate of $3.50. Amends the list of times, which when performed at the same time, are considered to be a single transaction, to include receiving the restoration fee for registering a fee a vehicle after a lapse in financial responsibility (was, receipt of the civil penalty for lapse in financial responsibility or receipt of the restoration fee). Applies to penalties collected and transactions performed on or after October 1, 2021.

    Amends GS 20-63(h1) by adding the requirement that the DMV pay commission contractors at a rate determined in consultation with the License Plate Agent Advisory Committee when the contractors agree to undertake tasks, such as imaging documents, that shift work from the DMV to the contractors and are not listed in the transactions set out in subsection (h) of the statute.