REGISTRATION FOR MOPEDS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 1145 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
Intro. by Shepard, R. Brown, Millis.

Status: Ch. SL 2014-114 (House Action) (Aug 6 2014)

SOG comments (4):

Long title change

Committee substitute to the 2d edition changed the long title. Original long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND FOR OPERATORS OF MOPEDS TO HAVE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT A POLICY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Long and Short Title Changes

Senate committee substitute to the 4th edition made changes to the long and short titles. The original titles are as follows:

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR MOPEDS.

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

Long title change

The Senate committee substitute to the 5th edition changes the act's title. The previous long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND FOR OPERATORS OF MOPEDS TO HAVE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT A POLICY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN AND THE TOWN OF MATTHEWS TO ENROLL ITS EMPLOYEES, RETIREES, AND DEPENDENTS IN THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' COMPREHENSIVE MAJOR MEDICAL PLAN.

Short and Long Title Changes

Conference report changes the short and long titles: The original titles are as follows:

INSURANCE & REGISTRATION FOR MOPEDS.

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND FOR OPERATORS OF MOPEDS TO HAVE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT A POLICY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Bill History:

H 1145/S.L. 2014-114

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Aug 14 2014 - More information

    AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. Enacted August 6, 2014. Section 4 is effective August 6, 2014. The remainder is effective July 1, 2015.

     

  • Summary date: Jul 30 2014 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 6th edition.

    Amends proposed GS 20-53.4, deleting subsection (b), which made it unlawful to operate a moped on a public road or vehicular area without having liability insurance as required by the provisions of Article 9A and Article 13 of GS Chapter 20.

    Deletes changes to GS 58-36-3, which added provisions regarding limitations and scope of liability insurance and theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds.

    Also deletes conforming changes made to GS 58-37-1(6), GS 58-40-10(1), and conforming and technical changes made to GS 58-40-15.

    Directs the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee to include in its study regarding the safe operation of mopeds an evaluation of whether insurance should be required to operate a moped on a public street or highway.

    Makes conforming changes to the short and the long title of this act.

    Sections 1, 2, and 3 of this act become effective July 1, 2015 (was, December 1, 2014), and apply to offenses committed on or after that date.


  • Summary date: Jul 15 2014 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 5th edition:

    Changes the short and long titles.

    Removes proposed language concerning moped registration from GS 20-10.1 and places that language in new GS 20-53.4, Registration of Mopeds. 

    Deletes language included in the previous edition that added the towns of Elizabethtown and Matthews to the State Health Plan. 

    Makes conforming changes. 


  • Summary date: Jun 25 2014 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition:

    Deletes all of the provisions in the previous edition. 

    Changes the short and long titles.

    Amends GS 20-10.1, regarding mopeds, providing that mopeds are now required to be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Fees and registration card and plate requirements are to mirror those for motorcycles.  Additionally, to be registered and operated on a highway or other public road, the moped must have a manufacturer's certificate of origin and be designed and manufactured for use on highways and other public roads.

    Requires mopeds that are to be operated on highways or other public roads to have full force and effect financial responsibility as required in the financial responsibility laws of GS Chapter 20, specifically Article 9A and Article 13. Provides that mopeds are to be treated in the same way as any other motor vehicle for purposes of financial responsibility compliance in Articles 9A and 13.

    Repeals GS 20-51(9), which previously exempted mopeds from registration requirements.

    Enacts new GS 20-76(c), which provides the process for when a person desires to register a moped but cannot produce a manufacturer's certificate of origin, allowing the applicant to submit an affidavit stating the reason for not being able to produce a certificate and that the applicant is entitled to registration.  Exempts moped applicants from bond-posting requirements found in GS 20-76(b). Provides that the DMV is exempt from liability for any person damaged by the issuance of a registration card.

    Amends GS 58-36-3, concerning the NC Rate Bureau, providing that the Bureau has no jurisdiction over liability insurance or theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds. Allows member companies writing moped liability insurance or theft or physical insurance to incorporate either or both types of insurance as an endorsement to liability and physical damage policies. Makes conforming changes.

    Amends GS 58-37-1(6) and GS 58-40-10(1), adding language to the definitions of motor vehicle and private passenger motor vehicle, excluding mopeds from being included in either of these definitions or categorizing them as such.

    Amends GS 58-40-15, concerning the regulations of insurance rates and the scope of application, making technical changes and clarifying that the provisions of GS Chapter 58, Article 40, do apply to motor vehicle liability insurance, automobile medical payments insurance, uninsured motorists' coverage, and theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds.

    All of the above is effective December 1, 2014.

    Requires the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee to study whether additional statutory changes are needed for the safe operating of mopeds. Specifies data to be included in the report. Requires a report to the 2015 General Assembly when it convenes.

    Amends SL 2004-124 to provide that the towns of Elizabethtown and Matthews are authorized to enroll its employees, retirees, and dependents in the Teachers' and State Employees' Comprehensive Major Medical Plan. However, also includes language that provides that retirees of Elizabethtown and Matthews will not be eligible for coverage. 


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2014 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:

    Directs the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee (was, the Division of Motor Vehicles in conjunction with other specified agencies) to study the necessity of statutory changes to ensure safe operation of mopeds. Retains the three areas the Committee should focus on, including the number of mopeds involved in traffic accidents, the numbers and types of injuries resulting from traffic accidents involving mopeds, and the causes of the traffic accidents involving mopeds. The report must be submitted to the 2015 General Assembly upon its convening (was, by February 1, 2016). 


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2014 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:

    Changes the short and long titles.

    Deletes proposed changes to GS 20-10.1, Mopeds.

    Enacts new GS 20-53.4, Registration of Mopeds, providing that mopeds are now required to be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Fees, registration card, and plate requirements are to mirror those for motorcycles.  Additionally, to be registered and operated on a highway or other public road, the moped must have a manufacturer's certificate of origin and be designed and manufactured for use on highways and other public roads. 

    Deletes proposed changes to GS 58-36-3, 58-37-1(6), 58-40-10(1), and 58-40-15, concerning the classifications of mopeds and insurance coverage for mopeds.


  • Summary date: Jun 17 2014 - More information

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

    Amends GS 58-36-3, under which moped endorsements are allowed as amended in this act, to provide that the North Carolina Rate Bureau has no jurisdiction over medical payments insurance, uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage, and other insurance coverages as written in connection with the sale of liability insurance (was, Bureau lacked jurisdiction only over liability insurance and theft or physical damage insurance).

    Amends GS 58-40-10(1) to declare that a moped, as defined in GS 105-164.3, is not considered a private passenger motor vehicle (was, not considered a motorcycle, motorized scooter, or other similar motorized vehicle).

    Directs the Division of Motor Vehicles, acting in conjunction with the Departments of Justice, Public Safety, and Insurance, to study whether there is a need for additional statutory changes in order to ensure the safe operation of mopeds. Specifies that the report from the study is to include data on (1) the number of mopeds involved in traffic accidents, (2) the types and number of injuries resulting from these traffic accidents, and (3) the causes for these traffic accidents. Directs the DMV to submit a report containing its analysis, findings, and recommendations, including any statutory changes, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on or before February 1, 2016.

    Renumbers sections accordingly.

    Makes this act effective July 1, 2015 (was, December 1, 2014), and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.


  • Summary date: May 20 2014 - More information

    Amends GS 20-10.1, regarding mopeds, providing that mopeds are now required to be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Fees and registration card and plate requirements are to mirror those for motorcycles.  Additionally, to be registered and operated on a highway or other public road, the moped must have a manufacturer's certificate of origin and be designed and manufactured for use on highways and other public roads.

    Requires mopeds that are to be operated on highways or other public roads to have full force and effect financial responsibility as required in the financial responsibility laws of GS Chapter 20, specifically Article 9A and Article 13. Provides that mopeds are to be treated in the same way as any other motor vehicle for purposes of financial responsibility compliance in Articles 9A and 13.

    Repeals GS 20-51(9), which previously exempted mopeds from registration requirements.

    Enacts new GS 20-76(c), which provides the process for when a person desires to register a moped but cannot produce a manufacturer's certificate of origin, allowing the applicant to submit an affidavit stating the reason for not being able to produce a certificate and that the applicant is entitled to registration.  Exempts moped applicants from bond posting requirements found in GS 20-76(b). Provides that the DMV is exempt from liability for any person damaged by the issuance of a registration card.

    Amends GS 58-36-3, concerning the NC Rate Bureau, providing that the bureau has no jurisdiction over liability or theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds. Allows member companies writing moped liability insurance or theft or physical insurance to incorporate either or both types of insurance as an endorsement to liability and physical damage policies. Makes conforming changes.

    Amends GS 58-37-1(6) and GS 58-40-10(1), adding language to the definitions of motor vehicle and private passenger motor vehicle, excluding mopeds from being included in either of these definitions or categorizing them as such.

    Amends GS 58-40-15, concerning the regulations of insurance rates and the scope of application, making technical changes and clarifying that the provisions of GS Chapter 58, Article 40, do apply to motor vehicle liability insurance, automobile medical payments insurance, uninsured motorists' coverage, and theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds.

    Effective December 1, 2014, applying to offenses committed on or after that date.

     

     


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