Bill Summary for S 29 (2019-2020)

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Feb 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 29 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 6, 2019
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE MOVE OVER LAW AND TO LIMIT THE USE OF FLASHING AMBER LIGHTS.
Intro. by Britt, McInnis.

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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. 

Amends GS 20-157(f) to make it a Class 3 misdemeanor (was, Class 2 misdemeanor in the 1st edition) for a driver to fail to, as appropriate, either move the vehicle into a lane that is not the lane nearest a parked or standing authorized emergency vehicle or public service vehicle or slow the vehicle and drive at a reduced speed and be prepared to stop until completely past the authorized emergency vehicle or public service vehicle when the emergency or public service vehicle is parked or standing within 12 feet of the road and is giving a warning by appropriate light. No longer increases the penalty for violations when the person causes damage to property in the immediate area of the emergency or public service vehicle that is in excess of $500 or causes injury to an emergency response person.

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