CLARIFY HUT & IMPROVE VEHICLE TITLING PROCESS.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 421 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE APPLICATION OF THE HIGHWAY USE TAX TO OUT-OF-STATE VEHICLES TITLED IN THIS STATE AND TO IMPROVE THE VEHICLE TITLING PROCESS BY ELIMINATING DUPLICATIVE REQUIREMENTS.
Intro. by Shepard, Torbett, Iler.

Status: Re-ref Com On Finance (House Action) (Apr 19 2017)

Bill History:

H 421

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 21 2017 - More information

    Identical to S 326, filed 3/21/17.

    Amends GS 105-187.6 (Exemptions from highway use tax) to make the listed exemptions in subsections (a) and (b) of this statute, except for three of them in (a) (concerning transfers of a vehicle to manufacturers or vehicle retailers, specified volunteer fire departments or volunteer rescue squad vehicles, and State agencies from a local government, volunteer fire department, or volunteer rescue squad), not applicable to certificates of title issued for a motor vehicle titled in another state at the time of the transfer. Specifies that the partial exemptions in the statute do no apply to a title issued for a vehicle titled in another state at the time of the transfer.

    Repeals GS 20-52(a)(4 through 6) (regarding information concerning insurance coverage that is required for an application for registration and certificate of title). Amends GS 20-52(a) by adding that an application for registration and certificate for the title must include a statement that the owner has proof of financial responsibility.

    Amends GS 58-2-164(b) to make the Class 3 misdemeanor described there only apply to false or misleading information on applications for issuance of or amendment to a policy of auto insurance (currently, applications for issuance of or amendment to a policy of auto insurance or for vehicle registration pursuant to GS 20-52(a)(4) and (a)(5)).

    The repeal in and changes to GS 20-52 and the amendment to GS 58-2-164 are effective July 1, 2017. The remainder is effective when the bill becomes law.


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