A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAWS GOVERNING THE SEIZURE, FORFEITURE, AND SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES USED BY DEFENDANTS IN FELONY CASES INVOLVING SPEEDING TO ELUDE ARREST.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the definition section of GS 20-28.2, providing that the definitions of the included terms also apply to GS 20-54.1 and 20-141.5. Makes a technical change. Amends part of the definition for innocent owner, providing that an innocent owner is a motor vehicle owner who is (i) a rental car company as defined in GS 66-201(a), and the vehicle was driven by a person who is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental agreement, as defined in GS 66-201; or (ii) is an authorized driver and if the offense resulting in seizure was an impaired driving offense, the rental car company has no actual knowledge of the revocation of the renter's drivers' license at the time the rental agreement is entered, or if the offense resulting in seizure was a felony speeding to elude arrest offense, the rental agreement expressly prohibits use of the vehicle while committing a felony (previously, a motor vehicle owner who is in the business of renting vehicles, and the vehicle was driven by a person who is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental contract).
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