A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO (1) FACILITATE THE USE OF VEHICLES EXCLUSIVELY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING, OR OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE PURPOSES BY THE DIVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE NORTH CAROLINA FOREST SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES; AND (2) DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY METHODS OF ALLOWING PRISONERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO CLEANUP AND MITIGATION EFFORTS IN CONNECTION WITH STATES OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN THIS STATE.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 20-130.1, which makes it unlawful to install, activate, or operatered or blue lights on any vehicle in this state, toexpand the exceptions to this prohibition to include vehicles operated by official members or teams of REACT InternationalInc.to provide additional manpower authorized by law enforcement, firefighting, or other emergency response entities.
Amends GS 143-341(8)(i)7a, regarding the powers and duties of the Department of Administration (Department) to establish and operate a central motor pool and subsidiary related facilitiesto create an exception to the prohibition that the Department not assign any state-owned motor vehicleto be used for commuting other than those authorized by the procedure described in this subdivision.Providesan exception which allows the Department to assign a vehicle to an official elected to a statewide officewho has statewide emergency response dutiesand to exempt the assignment from the payment of reimbursement for commuting under this subdivision.
Amends the title to more precisely reflect the bil content. Renumbers the bill sections accordingly.
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