REQUIRE SAFETY HELMETS/UNDER 21.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 267 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 5, 2019
AN ACT TO REVISE THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS ON MOTORCYCLES OR MOPEDS WEAR A SAFETY HELMET AND TO REMOVE THE ASSESSMENT OF COURT COSTS FROM THE PENALTIES APPLIED TO PERSONS FOUND GUILTY OF A HELMET USE INFRACTION.
Intro. by Torbett.

Status: Re-ref Com On Health (House action) (Apr 25 2019)
H 267

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 20-140.4 by decreasing the penalty for violations of GS 20-140.4 from $25.50 to $25. Makes additional clarifying changes. Changes the effective date of the act to December 1, 2019 (was, October 1, 2019). 


  • Summary date: Mar 5 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 20-140.4 to allow a person 21 years of age or older to operate a motorcycle without wearing a safety helmet if (1) the operator has held a motorcycle license or motorcycle endorsement for more than 12 months or (2) the operator has successfully completed the course of instruction offered by the Motorcycle Safety Instruction Program or its equivalent. Allows a person 21 years of age or older to ride as a motorcycle passenger without wearing a safety helmet if the operator is allowed to operate a motorcycle without a helmet, under conditions described above. Violations of GS 20-140.4 require payment of a $25.50 penalty and are not assessed any court costs (was, payment of $25.50 plus three specified court costs).

    Effective for violations occurring on or after October 1, 2019. 


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