Bill Summary for S 493 (2013-2014)

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Mar 27 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 493 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2013
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS BY UPDATING OUTDATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS AND MODERNIZING OR SIMPLIFYING CUMBERSOME OR OUTDATED REGULATIONS, BY STUDYING HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS OF CONCERN TO NORTH CAROLINA CITIZENS, AND BY MAKING VARIOUS OTHER STATUTORY CHANGES.
Intro. by Walters.

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Amends GS 20-131 (Requirements as to headlamps and auxiliary driving lamps) by creating a new subsection, GS 20-131(b1), that provides that no person will operate a vehicle with headlamps that tend to change the original design or performance of the headlamps and do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108. A violation of this section will result in a $100 infraction.

Amends GS 20-183.3(a)(2) regarding safety inspections of vehicles. Requires the safety inspection mechanic to determine if the headlamps are in compliance with GS 20-131. Provides the procedures for the mechanic to determine if the headlamps are aftermarket and if they are in compliance with GS 20-131.

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