Printer-friendly: Click to view
View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 305 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Intro. by Tillman, Jenkins, Newton.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-372 (Senate Action) (Jul 29 2013)

Bill History:

S 305/S.L. 2013-372

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 30 2013 - View Summary

    AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BY WHICH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES ISSUES MOTOR VEHICLE TITLES AND REGISTRATIONS. Enacted July 29, 2013. Section 2 is effective July 1, 2013. The remainder is effective July 29, 2013.

  • Summary date: Jul 18 2013 - View Summary

    House amendment to the 4th edition makes the following changes.

    Adds the requirement that the Revenue Laws Study Commission study the per transaction compensation amounts in Commission contracts entered into by the Division of Motor Vehicles for the issuance of registration plates, registration certificates, and certificates of title. Requires a report to the 2014 General Assembly.

  • Summary date: Jun 19 2013 - View Summary

    Senate committee amendment makes technical changes to the 3rd edition.

  • Summary date: Jun 12 2013 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends GS 20-63.02, Advisory committee of commission contractors, making a technical change and providing that the License Plate Agent Advisory Committee must meet at least quarterly. Amends the membership provisions for the Committee providing that the Committee will consist of persons who are on the staff of the DMV and six persons appointed by the NC Association of Motor Vehicle Registration Contractors. Allows the Commissioner to determine the number of DMV staff persons to appoint to the Committee and to also appoint the chair of the Committee. Members appointed by the Commissioner serve ex-officio. Those appointed by the Association serve two-year terms beginning on July 1 of an odd-numbered year. Provides that the members of the Committee are allowed a per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances pursuant to GS 138-5.

    Provides that the terms of the initial appointments by the NC Association of Motor Vehicle Registration Contractors to the Committee begin upon appointment and expire on July 1, 2015.

    Amends GS 20-63(h), providing that the following are separate transactions and commission contractors are compensated as follows: issuance of a limited registration "T" - $1.27 and the collection of property tax - $0.71. Provides that the above costs will paid for by the counties and municipalities as a cost of the combined registration and property tax system.

    Amends GS 105-330.5(b), making a conforming change, providing that the combined tax and registration system collecting authority fee for collecting taxes and fees will be equal to at least the applicable amount under GS 20-63(h).

    Provides that, notwithstanding GS 20-63(h), from September 30, 2013, to February 28, 2014, the transaction rate for commission contractors for collection of property tax will be $1.06.

    Provides that the cost of training commission contractors on the DMV's integrated computer system for combined registration and vehicle property system is a cost of the combined system and is payable from the Combined Motor Vehicle and Registration Account.

    Provides that Section 2 of this act becomes effective July 1, 2013, with the remainder of this act becoming effective when it becomes law.

  • Summary date: Mar 13 2013 - View Summary

    Under current law, motor vehicle titles and registrationsare issued to the extent possible through commission contracts with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), except those issued in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Fort Bragg and those issued via U.S. mail. Current law also provides that compensation paid under the commission contracts with the DMV is on a per transaction basis. Amends GS 20-63(h) to providethat commission contractorsmay, in addition to collecting the highway use tax, also collect property tax and issue a limited registration "T" sticker, each as a separate transaction for a fee of $1.27. Provides that the performance of additional transactions listed in this subsection are to be considered to be a single transaction for a fee of $2.43 (was, $1.43). Adds guidelines regarding the use of equipment, forms, and supplies provided by the DMV to the commission contractor for use in performing the contract. Effective July 1, 2013.

    Makes additional conforming changes to this subsection, including the repeal of GS 20-63(h)(8b).

    Enacts new GS 20-63.02 to establish the nine-member License Plate Agent (LPA) Advisory Committee. Tasks the LPA Advisory Committee with working with the DMV to ensure excellent and efficient customer service in providing titling and registration services through the commission contracts awarded under GS 20-63. Provides additional criteria regarding the duties of the committee andrulesfor membership on the committee, term lengths, and expenses allowed committee members.

    Directs the committee and the DMV to review the standard operating procedures that apply to commission contractors to determine if any changes are needed and to recommend, to the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly when it convenes in 2014, a process by which the DMV is required to give notice of proposed changes and receive feedback on those proposals prior to implementing them.

    Provides that the terms of the initial members of the committee begin upon appointment and expire on July 1, 2015.

    Except as otherwise indicated, this act is effective when it becomes law.