A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE BOATING SAFETY ACT BY INCREASING THE FINES AND OTHERWISE AMENDING THE PENALTY AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THAT ACT AND BY AMENDING THE PENALTY PROVISIONS FOR SPECIFIC VIOLATIONS OF THE WILDLIFE LAWS; TO AUTHORIZE COUNTIES AND CITIES TO ATTACH AND GARNISH A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BODY IF THE COUNTY OR CITY HAS BEEN GRANTED A MONEY JUDGMENT AGAINST THAT MEMBER AND THE MONEY JUDGMENT HAS NOT BEEN SATISFIED; AND TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT CONDEMNATION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY EXCEPT FOR A PUBLIC USE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF JUST COMPENSATION WITH RIGHT OF TRIAL BY JURY IN ALL CONDEMNATION CASES, AND TO MAKE SIMILAR STATUTORY CHANGES.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed changes to GS 75A-6.1(c) and instead amends the subsection to make violation of the navigation rules specified in (a) an infraction (was, a Class 3 misdemeanor).
Amends GS 75A-131.1 (concerning skin and scuba divers in boating waters) to make violation of the statute an infraction (was, Class 3 misdemeanor subject to a maximum $25 fine).
Makes clarifying changes to GS 75A-13.3(b1).
Amends GS 75A-13.3(c3) to provide that a vessel livery that fails to provide basic safety instruction is responsible for an infraction (was, guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor).
Makes clarifying changes to GS 75A-16.2(c).
Amends GS 75A-17(f) to make violation of requirement to slow to a no-wake speed when passing within 100 feet of a law enforcement vessel displaying a flashing blue light an infraction (was, a Class 3 misdemeanor).
Deletes proposed changes to GS 75A-18 and instead provides that a person who violates a provision of the Boating Safety Act, or a rule adopted under the Chapter's authority, is responsible for an infraction (was, Class 3 misdemeanor subject to a maximum fine of $250).
Amends the act's long title.
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