Bill Summary for S 345 (2015-2016)

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Mar 19 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 345 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 19, 2015
AN ACT TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE CAN BE IMPOUNDED AFTER A COLLISION.
Intro. by Meredith.

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Enacts new GS 20-166.3 requiring a law enforcement agency that impounds a motor vehicle damaged in a crash to limit the amount of time it stores the vehicle. Caps liability for storage charges at $500. Allows a law enforcement agency to move such a vehicle from a commercial storage facility to a public storage facility if it is determined the storage fees may exceed the cap. Does not apply to vehicles seized as a result of a violation of the law or abandoned vehicles. Applies to motor vehicles impounded on or after July 1, 2015. 

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