Bill Summary for H 1126 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

May 16 2016
S.L. 2016-64

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1126 (Local) Filed Monday, May 16, 2016
Intro. by Murphy, S. Martin, Farmer-Butterfield.

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Bill summary

Amends Section 2 of SL 1997-216, as amended, deleting Greenville from the list of cities to which the session law authorizing local governments to use photo images as evidence of a traffic violation applies. 

Amends Section 3 of SL 2007-341 to add Greenville to the list of cities to which Section 1 of the session law applies. Section 1 of the session law is comprised of GS 160A-300.1, Use of traffic control photographic systems.

Amends GS 160A-300.1(c) to allow Greenville to enter into a contract for the lease, lease-purchase, or purchase of a traffic control photographic system (red light system). Allows entering into only one contract, for no more than 60 months. After the contract period expires, the system must either becomes Greenville's property or be removed and returned to the contractor.

Amends GS 160A-300.1(c)(2), as amended, to increase the penalty for violations detected by a red light system from $75 to $100. Effective October 1, 2016, and applies to violations committed on or after that date.

Provides that Greenville and the Pitt County Board of Education can enter into an interlocal agreement to effectuate the purpose and intent of the provisions of GS 160A-300.1, concerning the use of red light systems, and the provisions of this act. Allows such an agreement to include cost-sharing and reimbursement provisions that are freely and voluntarily agreed to.

Provides that this act applies only to the City of Greenville and the Pitt County Board of Education.

Unless otherwise noted, act is effective July 1, 2016.

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