Bill Summary for S 353 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Mar 19 2013
S.L. 2013-366

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 353 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO ABORTION, TO LIMIT ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS OFFERED UNDER A HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE OPERATING IN NORTH CAROLINA OR OFFERED BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PERFORMING OR ATTEMPTING TO PERFORM AN ABORTION WHEN THE SEX OF THE UNBORN CHILD IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SEEKING THE ABORTION, TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO AMEND RULES AND CONDUCT A STUDY PERTAINING TO CLINICS CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO BE SUITABLE FACILITIES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS, TO AMEND THE WOMEN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT, AND TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR UNSAFE MOVEMENTS BY DRIVERS THAT THREATEN THE PROPERTY AND SAFETY OF MOTORCYCLISTS.
Intro. by Harrington.

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Amends GS 20-154 to provide that violations of (a), concerning ensuring safe movements, signals on starting, stopping, or turning, where the violation results in a crash causing more than $5,000 worth of property damage or a serious bodily injury to a motorcycle operator or passenger, are an infraction and are assessed a fine of at least $750. Requires that such a violation be treated as a failure to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle for the assessment of points. Also gives the trial judge the authority to order the driver's license be suspended for no more than 30 days. Effective for violations committed on or after October 1, 2013.

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