A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUNISHMENT FOR PASSING A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS IN VIOLATION OF G.S. 20-217 SHALL INCLUDE A FINE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, A REVOCATION OF THE PERSON'S DRIVERS LICENSE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PERSON'S COMMERCIAL DRIVING PRIVILEGES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL WITHHOLD THE REGISTRATION RENEWAL OF A PERSON WHO FAILS TO PAY ANY FINE IMPOSED PURSUANT TO G.S. 20-217; AND TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO USE THE PROCEEDS OF ANY FINES COLLECTED FOR VIOLATIONS OF G.S. 20-217 TO PURCHASE AUTOMATED CAMERA AND VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEMS TO INSTALL ON SCHOOL BUSES.
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 20-217(g2) to add that failure to pay costs (as well as fines) imposed under the statute will result in the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) withholding registration renewal. Specifies that the clerk of superior court in the county where the case was disposed must notify DMV of a person failing to pay a fine or costs within 20 days of the date specified in the court's judgment. Requires the DMV to continue to withhold registration renewal until the clerk of superior court notifies the DMV that the person has satisfied the applicable conditions of GS 20-24.1(b) (which includes conditions similar to those specified in the previous edition).
Makes a clarifying change to GS 20-54(11).
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