Bill Summary for H 1011 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GREENVILLE TO EMPLOY TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATORS FOR WRECKS INVOLVING ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE.Intro. by Farkas, Humphrey, Davis, Miller.
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Adds a new Article to the Charter of the City of Greenville (City), SL 1981-272, to authorize the City to employ and allow nonsworn personnel to investigate traffic crashes involving property damage only, naming these personnel Traffic Crash Investigators (investigators). Details ten requirements of the City and investigators regarding the employment of investigators, including establishing minimum employment standards and compliance with specified training conditions, equipment issuance, and limits of investigator authority. Specifies that investigators cannot be issued a weapon and have no authority to arrest or issue criminal process. Requires the City to report to the specified NCGA committees by December 31, 2023, on the training and use of investigators between the date the act becomes law and November 1, 2023.
Amends SL 2007-218 to allow Civilian Traffic Investigators in Wilmington to issue citations for infractions under GS Chapter 20 (Motor Vehicles) related to the traffic crashes they investigate. Adds additional authority for these investigators to direct traffic, or expedite traffic during emergencies, in the same manner as a law enforcement officer so authorized pursuant to state law.