Bill Summary for S 370 (2023-2024)

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Summary date: 

Mar 27 2023

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
Senate Bill 370 (Public) Filed Monday, March 27, 2023
Intro. by Johnson, Moffitt.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 20-7 to allow for the issuance of a mobile drivers license when requested by an applicant for whom a valid license exists or is issued, to supplement the valid license and to be treated as the legal equivalent of a valid license.

Amends GS 20-4.01 to define a mobile drivers license as a supplemental digital version of a valid drivers license that is (1) approved by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles; (2) issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV); (3) comprised of the same data elements as are found on a valid drivers license; and (4) capable of, and limited to, being linked to, and displayed by, a mobile device owned by the person to whom the valid drivers license is issued.

The above provisions are effective July 1, 2025.

Requires the DMV to study and make a plan for implementing mobile drivers licenses. Sets out nine issues that must be addressed, including anticipated changes to staffing needs for the Division for implementation of mobile drivers licenses, security and confidentiality of drivers license information and an estimated time line for implementation, including steps required to facilitate mobile drivers licenses. Requires a report to the NCGA and specified NCGA committee chairs and division by January 1, 2024.