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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 429 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Intro. by Logan, Greene, Willingham.

Status: Ref to the Com on Transportation, if favorable, Judiciary 2, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Mar 23 2023)
H 429

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 21 2023 - View Summary

    Enacts new GS 20-141.10 making it unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in a street takeover. Defines street takeover to mean the taking over of a portion of highway, street, or public vehicular area by blocking or impeding the regular flow of traffic with a motor vehicle to perform a motor vehicle stunt, contest, or exhibition. Also defines the following terms: burnout, doughnut, drifting, present, spectator, stunt, and wheelie. Specifies that persons who knowingly violate GS 20-141.10 are guilty of a class A1 misdemeanor and must pay a fine of not less than $1,000. A subsequent violation of subsection within a 24-month period is a Class H felony including a minimum fine equal to twice the value of the vehicle involved in the offense but no less than $1,000. Specifies that a person who knowingly participates in, coordinates through social media or otherwise, or facilitates a street takeover is guilty of a Class A1 misdemeanor. Further specifies that a person who is knowingly present as a spectator of a motor vehicle operated as part of a street takeover is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor, except that a second violation within a period of 24 months is a Class 2 misdemeanor, and any subsequent violation within a period of 24 months is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Specifies that a person who knowingly operates a vehicle as part of a street takeover and who assaults a law enforcement officer or who knowingly and willfully threatens a law enforcement officer is guilty a Class H felony. Allows motor vehicles involved in street takeovers to be seized under the procedures set forth in GS 20-141.3(g) (allowing seizure of vehicles involved in unlawful street racing). Makes conforming changes to GS 20-141.3(g).

    Effective May 1, 2023, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.