AN ACT TO AMEND STATUTES RELATED TO MOTORCYCLE LICENSES, TO DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TWO CHANGES TO DRIVERS LICENSES PENDING AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM UPGRADE, TO UPDATE CHAPTER 136 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES WITH THE TERM "CHIEF ENGINEER," WHICH REPLACES THE TERM "STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR," AND TO AUTHORIZE RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS FOR TOLL PAYMENTS BETWEEN THE NORTH CAROLINA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY AND OTHER TOLL AGENCIES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 5/23/12, 5/30/12, and 6/12/12. Enacted June 26, 2012. Section 1 is effective July 1, 2012. The remainder is effective June 26, 2012.
Bill S 895/SL 2012-85Summary date: Jun 27 2012 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 12 2012 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes proposed amendment to GS 20-7(n) that would have removed the requirement that a driver’s license include the applicant’s race, at the applicant’s request.
Adds sections amending GS 136-4, 136-18.3, 136-64.1, 136-89.59, and 136-89.194 to replace the term State Highway Administrator with the term Chief Engineer.
Enacts new GS 136-89.220 allowing the Turnpike Authority (Authority) to enter into agreements with other tolling jurisdictions to enforce toll violations. Requires that the agreement provide that when another agency certifies that the owner of a vehicle registered in North Carolina has failed to pay a toll, fee, or penalty, then the toll, fee, or penalty may be enforced by the Authority placing a renewal block. Requires the following in order for the agreement to be enforceable: (1) the other agency has its own reciprocal procedure for violation enforcement and does reciprocate by withholding registration renewal for vehicle owners in that state; (2) the other agency provides due process and appeal for vehicle owners in North Carolina; (3) the owner of vehicles registered in North Carolina may present evidence to the other agency via mail instead of appearing personally; and (4) each party charges the other for their registration hold costs. Makes conforming changes.
Makes conforming changes to the bill title.
Summary date: May 30 2012 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 20-7 to reinstate differentiating requirements for obtaining a motorcycle endorsement based on the persons age. Eliminates provision allowing a person younger than 18 to obtain a motorcycle endorsement by passing a road test in addition to a knowledge test about motorcycles. Requires a person younger than 18 years old to both pass a knowledge test and provide proof of successful completion of safety courses as indicated in the act. Requires an applicant for a motorcycle learner’s permit, who is younger than 18 years old, to complete either the NC Motorcycle Safety Education Program Course or any course approved by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles that is consistent with the Motorcycle Safety Instruction Program established under GS 115D-72.
Summary date: May 23 2012 - View summary
Identical to H 1079, filed 5/22/12.
Amends GS 20-7 to modify the requirements for a motorcycle endorsement, currently differentiated by age, and instead requires all persons to (1) pass a knowledge (was, written or oral) test on motorcycles and (2) pass a road test or provide proof of successful completion of a specified safety course. Removes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course or Experienced Rider Course from the list of safety courses. Makes conforming changes to the provision governing motorcycle learner's permits. Amends GS 20-7(n) (driver's license format) to remove requirement that license include applicant's race. Effective July 1, 2012.
Amends SL 2011-35 (requirement to include military veteran status on licenses) and SL 2011-228 (requirement that commercial license and hazardous materials endorsement expire at the same time) to delay the effective date for those requirements until the later of (1) January 1, 2013, or (2) the first day of the month 30 days after the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles certifies that the Division of Motor Vehicles completed the implementation of the Next Generation Secure Driver License System.