A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE LAWS OF THIS STATE AND OTHER STATES RELATING TO THE USE OF MOTORCYCLE HELMETS, AND TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE STATE'S MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS SHOULD BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS ON MOTORCYCLES OR MOPEDS WEAR A SAFETY HELMET.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Changes the short and long title.
Deletes all of the provisions of the 2nd edition in its entirety.
Directs the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Commission to review the laws in North Carolina and other states in regards to the use of motorcycle helmets and consider whether the state's motor vehicle laws should be amended to provide exceptions to the requirement that all operators and passengers on motorcycles or mopeds wear a safety helmet. Sets out six required elements of the study, including the effect of motorcycle helmet laws, or the repeal of those laws, on medical costs and insurance premiums, and fiscal implications for state and local governments. Requires the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before the date of the convening of the 2014 Regular Session.
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