DMV DEPLOYED ARMED FORCES EXEMPTIONS. (NEW)

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House Bill 297 (Public) Filed Monday, March 15, 2021
AN ACT DIRECTING THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO OFFER REMOTE CONVERSION OF FULL PROVISIONAL LICENSES TO PERSONS DEPLOYED OUT-OF-STATE AS MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL DEFENSE TO DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE, AND WAIVING THE LATE FEE FOR RENEWING AN EXPIRED REGISTRATION FOR PERSONS DEPLOYED AS MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES.
Intro. by Winslow, Cleveland, Goodwin, Zenger.

Status: Ch. SL 2021-89 (Jul 22 2021)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long tile. Previous long title was AN ACT PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL DEFENSE TO DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE AND WAIVING THE LATE FEE FOR RENEWING AN EXPIRED LICENSE FOR PERSONS DEPLOYED ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY.

Long Title Change

House committee substitute to the 3rd edition changes the act's long title. The title was: AN ACT PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL DEFENSE TO DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE AND WAIVING THE LATE FEE FOR RENEWING AN EXPIRED REGISTRATION FOR PERSONS DEPLOYED AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES.

Bill History:

H 297/S.L. 2021-89

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 26 2021 - More information

    AN ACT DIRECTING THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO OFFER REMOTE CONVERSION OF FULL PROVISIONAL LICENSES TO PERSONS DEPLOYED OUT-OF-STATE AS MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL DEFENSE TO DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE, AND WAIVING THE LATE FEE FOR RENEWING AN EXPIRED REGISTRATION FOR PERSONS DEPLOYED AS MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. SL 2021-89. Enacted July 22, 2021. Effective October 1, 2021.


  • Summary date: May 5 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute amends the 3rd edition as follows. 

    Amends GS 20-7 to require the Division of Motor Vehicles to offer remote conversion to the holder of a full provisional license issued to a State resident if the provisional license holder is deployed out-of-state as a member of the US Armed Forces of the United States; requires the adoption of rules to implement this provision. Applies to any application to remotely convert a provisional license submitted on or after October 1, 2021. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 


  • Summary date: May 5 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows. 

    Amends proposed GS 20-35(d) to provide a defense for the offense of driving without a license if the person was deployed as a member of the US Armed Forces (was, deployed on active military duty) when the license expired and has obtained a renewed license within 30 days after returning from deployment. Makes conforming changes. Amends the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 13 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

    Amends proposed GS 20-35(d), which establishes a defense for the offense of driving without a license if the person was deployed on active military duty when the license expired and has obtained a renewed license within 30 days after returning from deployment, to require the person to provide verifiable written proof of deployment.


  • Summary date: Mar 15 2021 - More information

    Enacts GS 20-35(d) to establish a defense for the offense of driving without a license if the person was deployed on active military duty when the license expired and has obtained a renewed license within 30 days after returning from deployment. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.

    Amends GS 20-88.03 to require the Division of Motor Vehicles to waive the late fee for vehicle registration if the person was deployed as an US Armed Forces member when the registration expired and has obtained renewed registration within 30 days after the deployment has ended. Effective October 1, 2021.


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