A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REWRITING THE LAWS REGULATING UNDERGROUND UTILITY DAMAGE PREVENTION.
Senate committee substitute to the 5th edition makes the following changes.
Amends the exemptions in GS 87-124 to provide that the notice requirements also do not apply to an excavation or demolition for agricultural purposes performed on property that does not encroach on any operator's right of way, easement, or permitted use, and to the excavation of a grave space, the installation of a monument or memorial at a grave space, or an excavation related to the placement of a temporary structure or tent by a cemetery that does not encroach on any operator's right of way, easement, or permitted use. Removes an excavation or demolition performed by a farmer on the farmer's own property from the list of exemptions. Amends the exemption for an excavation or demolition performed by the owners of a single-family residential property on the owner's own land to no longer require that the excavation or demolition be less than 10 inches deep.
Amends GS 87-129 to provide that if a violation of the Article was the result of willful or wanton negligence or intentional conduct (was, result of gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct), the penalty is $2,500, required training, and required education.
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