Bill Summary for S 493 (2013-2014)

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May 1 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AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS BY UPDATING OUTDATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS AND MODERNIZING OR SIMPLIFYING CUMBERSOME OR OUTDATED REGULATIONS, BY STUDYING HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS OF CONCERN TO NORTH CAROLINA CITIZENS, AND BY MAKING VARIOUS OTHER STATUTORY CHANGES.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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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 20-131(b1) to prohibit operating a motor vehicle that is equipped with any headlamps that change (was, tend to change) the original design or performance of the headlamps. Amends GS 20-183.3(a)(2) to require the mechanic, if aftermarket headlamps are installed, to inspect the headlamps to verify the headlamps are marked DOT, indicating compliance with specified federal safety standards (was, required the mechanic to use a light meter to determine if the headlamps comply with the federal standard). Changes the act's effective date to December 1, 2013, applicable to offenses committed on or after that date (was, effective when the act becomes law).

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