Bill Summary for S 305 (2013-2014)

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Jun 12 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 305 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BY WHICH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES ISSUES MOTOR VEHICLE TITLES AND REGISTRATIONS.
Intro. by Tillman, Jenkins, Newton.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends GS 20-63.02, Advisory committee of commission contractors, making a technical change and providing that the License Plate Agent Advisory Committee must meet at least quarterly. Amends the membership provisions for the Committee providing that the Committee will consist of persons who are on the staff of the DMV and six persons appointed by the NC Association of Motor Vehicle Registration Contractors. Allows the Commissioner to determine the number of DMV staff persons to appoint to the Committee and to also appoint the chair of the Committee. Members appointed by the Commissioner serve ex-officio. Those appointed by the Association serve two-year terms beginning on July 1 of an odd-numbered year. Provides that the members of the Committee are allowed a per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances pursuant to GS 138-5.

Provides that the terms of the initial appointments by the NC Association of Motor Vehicle Registration Contractors to the Committee begin upon appointment and expire on July 1, 2015.

Amends GS 20-63(h), providing that the following are separate transactions and commission contractors are compensated as follows: issuance of a limited registration "T" - $1.27 and the collection of property tax - $0.71. Provides that the above costs will paid for by the counties and municipalities as a cost of the combined registration and property tax system.

Amends GS 105-330.5(b), making a conforming change, providing that the combined tax and registration system collecting authority fee for collecting taxes and fees will be equal to at least the applicable amount under GS 20-63(h).

Provides that, notwithstanding GS 20-63(h), from September 30, 2013, to February 28, 2014, the transaction rate for commission contractors for collection of property tax will be $1.06.

Provides that the cost of training commission contractors on the DMV's integrated computer system for combined registration and vehicle property system is a cost of the combined system and is payable from the Combined Motor Vehicle and Registration Account.

Provides that Section 2 of this act becomes effective July 1, 2013, with the remainder of this act becoming effective when it becomes law.

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