Bill Summary for H 1157 (2013-2014)

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May 20 2014

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 1157 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR REMOTE RENEWAL OF DRIVERS LICENSES.
Intro. by Saine, Torbett.

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Adds new subdivision (6) to GS 20-7(f) as the title indicates. Authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to offer remote renewal of a driver's license issued by the DMV. Provides that for the purposess of this subdivision, "remote renewal" means renewal of a driver's license by mail, telephone, electronic device, or other secure means approved by the Commissioner. Indicates requirements that must be met for a person to be eligible for remote renewal under subdivision (6). Allows the DMV to waive the examination and the photograph that would otherwise be required for the renewal when renewing a driver's license under this subdivision. Provides that regardless of any other provision of this subsection, a renewed driver's license issued via remote renewal under this subdivision expires four years after the expiration date of the license that is renewed.

Authorizes the DMV to adopt rules to implement this subdivision.

Declares that nothing in this new subdivision is to be construed as superseding any more restrictive provisions for renewal of driver's licenses under federal law or regulation.

Effective whenthe actbecomes law and applies to driver's licenses renewed on or after the DMV adopts rules under GS 20-7(f)(6)d., as enacted by Section 1 of this act.

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