TRAFFIC-CONTROL TRAINING PROGRAM. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 784 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT TO DIRECT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO INCREASE THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR TRAFFIC-CONTROL OFFICERS AND TO REQUIRE THE NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM TO OFFER A TRAFFIC-CONTROL TRAINING COURSE FOR THOSE THAT WOULD BE APPOINTED AS A TRAFFIC-CONTROL OFFICER.
Intro. by Brody, McNeill.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Jul 29 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT TO DIRECT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO INCREASE THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICERS AND TO OFFER A TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING COURSE AND ROADSIDE TRAINING REGIMEN FOR THOSE THAT WOULD BE APPOINTED AS A TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER.

H 784

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 23 2019 - More information

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

    Modifies proposed GS 20-114.1(c1) to direct the Community College System Office to consult with the NC Justice Academy, rather than directing the Justice Academy to collaborate with the System Office, to develop the training program for traffic-control officers.


  • Summary date: Jul 11 2019 - More information

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

    Modifies and makes organizational changes to the proposed changes to GS 20-114.1(c), which require that appointed traffic-control officers be at least 21 years old rather than 18 years old. Now conditions appointment as a traffic-control officer upon completion of either (1) three hours of training course in directing, controlling, or regulating traffic under the supervision of a law-enforcement officer or (2) eight hours of approved training through a course offered by the NC Community College System in directing, controlling, or regulating traffic, with four hours of classroom training or instruction and four hours of documented roadside training, with refresher training required for reappointment (previously, required at least four hours of roadside training and required completion of a training course in traffic laws and traffic control). No longer specifies that the training course and roadside training are to be conducted by the law enforcement agency issuing the authorization card for appointment, and that any costs of the training are the responsibility of the traffic control officer trainee. Additionally, extends the expiration of an appointed traffic-control officer's authorization card from two to three years, unless an earlier date is specified. Adds a new requirement for the expiration date to appear on the authorization card. Makes further technical changes, and makes language gender-neutral. Adds a new subsection (c1) to the statute, directing the NC Justice Academy to collaborate with the Community College System Office to develop the training program for traffic-control officers, including requirements for initial training and a refresher training. Requires the community college to provide documentation to verify completion of the initial or refresher training. Amends subsection (d) to specify that the required indemnity policy for the traffic-control officer cannot be cancelable within the authorization period. Adds a new requirement that when the required liability coverage is being provided by a person or entity other than the appointing law enforcement agency, the person seeking appointment as a traffic-control officer must present proof of liability coverage meeting the requirements of subsection (d) before an authorization card can be issued to the person. Maintains the act's effective date, October 1, 2019.

    Changes the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 20-114.1 to require that appointed traffic-control officers be at least 21 years old rather than 18 years old. Conditions appointment as a traffic-control officer upon completion of a training course in traffic laws and traffic control (previously not required) and completion of at least four hours of roadside training in directing, controlling, or regulating traffic under the supervision of a law-enforcement officer (was, at least three hours and did not specify roadside training). Specifies that the training course and roadside training are to be conducted by the law enforcement agency issuing the authorization card for appointment. Adds that any costs of the training are the responsibility of the traffic control officer trainee. Effective October 1, 2019.


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