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 amendments make the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amendment #1 changes the name of the act from the North Carolina School Bus Safety Act to The Hasani N. Wesley Students' School Bus Safety Act.
Amendment #2 amends GS 20-217 to decrease the fine for a willful violation where a person is struck from $2,500 to $1,250 and for a willful violation where the persons struck dies from $5,000 to $2,500. Allows, in the case of a first felony conviction under the statue, a person to apply for a limited driving privilege after six months (was, 12 months) of license revocation.
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