TO MODIFY THE LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS FOR PROVISIONAL LICENSES; TO REQUIRE A DRIVING LOG SHOWING ONE HUNDRED TWENTY HOURS OF DRIVING TIME BY A PROVISIONAL LICENSEE BEFORE A LEVEL 3 PROVISIONAL LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED; TO REQUIRE A ONE YEAR REVOCATION OF A PROVISIONAL LICENSEE'S OR SUPERVISING DRIVERS LICENSE IF A DRIVING LOG IS FALSIFIED; TO REQUIRE AN IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF A PROVISIONAL LICENSE IF THE PROVISIONAL LICENSEE IS CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF THE RESTRICTIONS FOR A PROVISIONAL LICENSEE, A MOVING VIOLATION, OR A SEAT BELT VIOLATION; AND TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO REPORT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
House amendments, adopted 6/16/11, make the following changes to 3rd edition. Amendment #1 deletes all provisions in previous edition related to raising the age of provisional licensees from 18 years old to 19 years old. Amends GS 20-11(f) to provide that a person may obtain a full provisional license if, along with other requirements, the person has held a limited provisional license issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles for at least six months (previously amended to 12 months). Deletes provision in previous edition providing that a person at least 23 years old may be considered a supervising driver under the statute for a permit holder or license holder at least 18 years old. Deletes provisions in previous edition providing that a person at least 18 years old may make his or her own certification regarding moving violations under GS 20-11(h1)(1), GS 20-11(h1)(2), GS 20-11(h2), and GS 20-11(h3). Deletes provision stating that a provisional licensee who is at least 18 years old may request a hearing regarding a suspended provisional license. Deletes provision in previous edition amending the age of a person prohibited from operating a vehicle on a public street or highway while using a mobile telephone while the vehicle is in motion. Deletes all provisions in previous edition providing for the revocation of a provisional license when charged with a seatbelt violation. Makes other technical and conforming changes, including to the bill title and effective date.
Amendment #2 rewrites proposed GS 20-11(d)(5) to remove the requirement that a supervising driver pay a civil penalty of $100, and remove the right to a hearing, if the Division has cause to believe a driving log, as detailed by the subsection, is falsified. Makes similar changes to proposed GS 20-11(f)(4).
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