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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 158 (Public) Filed Monday, February 25, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES AND TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSEWORK INTERRUPTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF 2020.
Intro. by Presnell.

Status: Ch. SL 2020-30 (Jun 19 2020)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO VARIOUS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

Long title change

Conference report changed the long title.  Previous title was AN ACT TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES.

Bill History:

H 158/S.L. 2020-30

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 19 2020 - More information

    AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES AND TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSEWORK INTERRUPTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF 2020. SL 2020-30. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020, except as otherwise provided. 


  • Summary date: Jun 11 2020 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Adds the following content.

    Deems students enrolled in classroom driver education between January 2020 and March 16, 2020, in a public school or a licensed commercial driver training school to have completed all driver education classroom instruction requirements if the student completed at least 15 hours of classroom instruction before March 16, 2020. Permits giving students who have not completed at least 15 hours of classroom instruction the opportunity to take and pass the proficiency exam developed by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), as provided in specified State Board of Education policy, to waive the classroom instruction requirement. Requires students enrolled in driver education in the spring 2020 semester to complete at least six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction before being issued a completion certificate. Authorizes public schools to resume driver education programs consistent with DPI guidance. Effective on the date the act becomes law.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles and organization.


  • Summary date: Jun 3 2020 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

    Requires the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to waive the requirement that an applicant pass a road test in order to obtain a Level 2 limited provisional license so long as applicant meets all other licensure requirements. Expires on the date the Division resumes administering road tests for Level 2 limited provisional license applicants.

    Requires a Level 2 limited provisional license holder receiving a waiver, in addition to all other requirements for a Level 3 full provisional license, to pass a road test to obtain a Level 3 full provisional license. 

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Mar 5 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes the proposed changes to Section 1.2 of SL 2010-148 which would have eliminated the annual reporting requirement of the Department of Transportation, the UNC System, and the Department of Administration regarding projects in those agencies and institutions that are let without a performance or payment bond. 


  • Summary date: Feb 25 2019 - More information

    Repeals GS 20-4.03(c) regarding required reporting by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of its administrative hearings data.

    Repeals GS 20-37.01, thereby eliminating the Drivers License Technology Fund. Repeals GS 20-37.02(e), which provided for funding of an electronic verification system for drivers licenses from the Drivers License Technology Fund. 

    Amends GS 20-39.1(i), by eliminating the DMV's semiannual reporting requirement regarding private plates.

    Amends GS 136-12, eliminating the Department of Transportation's (DOT) annual reporting requirement to the General Assembly regarding the previous year's funds for maintenance and construction were allocated and expended. Further, modifies the requirement for DOT to submit the proposed Transportation Improvement Program or proposed interim changes to specified General Assembly members to instead require DOT to post the proposals to its website at least 30 days prior to approval.

    Amends GS 136-18.03(d), now requiring the DOT to report annually rather than semiannually on the performance metrics of evaluating its utilization of in-house and private counsel pursuant to the statute.

    Amends GS 136-18.05, which directs the DOT to establish and implement the DOT Report Program. Eliminates from the "Efficiency" component the reporting requirement triggered by a Highway Division exceeding the unit pricing threshold. Amends the "Performance" component, requiring the DOT Secretary to conduct a biennial rather than annual job satisfaction survey of all Department personnel, and a biennial rather than annual survey of citizen satisfaction with State roads and highways. Eliminates the subsequent reporting of the survey results to specified NCGA Committees. Eliminates DOT's quarterly report regarding resurfacing projects and contracts let centrally and by highway divisions. 

    Repeals GS 136-19.7(l), thereby eliminating DOT's annual reporting requirement regarding the classification and sale of residue properties pursuant to the statute.

    Repeals GS 136-28.10(c), thereby eliminating the DOT Secretary's annual reporting requirement regarding Small Project Bidding pursuant to the statute.

    Repeals GS 136-44.2B, thereby eliminating the DOT reporting requirement regarding service fees charged to the public by the Department.

    Repeals GS 136-44.3, thereby eliminating the requirement for DOT to biennially survey the condition of the State highway system and prepare a companion report of its findings.

    Amends GS 136-44.3A(a)(4), making clarifying changes to the definition of Highway Maintenance Improvement Program Needs Assessment as used in Article 2A of the Chapter. Clarifies the term is a report that includes the amount of funds needed for all maintenance and bridge replacement activities, rather than generally the amount of funds needed, among other components.

    Amends GS 136-44.20(e), thereby eliminating DOT's annual reporting requirement concerning public transportation systems provided funding under the statute for consolidation or coordination with other public transportation systems in the preceding year. 

    Repeals GS 136-89.183A, thereby eliminating the provisions for the Accelerated Pilot Toll Bridge Project, known as Mid-Currituck Bridge, and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority's annual reporting requirement regarding its progress.

    Repeals GS 136-89.183B, thereby eliminating the provisions for the Accelerated Bonner Bridge Replacement Project and DOT's annual reporting requirement regarding its progress.

    Amends GS 136-273(c), now requiring the State Ports Authority to report to the specified NCGA Committee on any building contracts exceeding $250,000 to which an exemption authorized by the subsection is applied within 60 days of signing the contract (previously, required the Authority to submit a quarterly report).

    Amends Section 1.2 of SL 2010-148, thereby eliminating the annual reporting requirement of DOT, the UNC System, and the Department of Administration concerning projects in those agencies and institutions that are let without a performance or payment bond. 

    Repeals Section 35.5(b) of SL 2016-94, thereby eliminating DOT's annual reporting requirement concerning implementation of the DOT bid threshold increase pursuant to Section 35.5(a) of the session law (amending GS 136-28.1).


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