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.
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 75A-6.1(c) to make a violation of any rule governing navigational lighting a Class 3 misdemeanor (was, violation of the navigation rules in (a) of the statute are an infraction).
Deletes proposed changes to GS 75A-17(f), which would have decreased the punishment level for failing to slow to a no-wake speed when passing within 100 feet of a law enforcement vessel displaying a flashing blue light.
Amends GS 75A-18 to make it a Class 3 misdemeanor, subject to a fine of no more than $250, to violate the Boating Safety Act. Makes it an infraction, with a $50 fine, to violate a rule adopted by the Wildlife Resources Commission under the authority of GS Chapter 75A (was, an infraction to violate a provision of the Boating Safety Act or violate a rule adopted under authority of the Chapter). Provides that a person convicted of an infraction is not assessed court costs.
Amends GS 113-294 to make it a Class 1 misdemeanor to unlawfully take, possess, or transport elk, no matter where the elk is located (was, take, possess, or transport elk from state-owned land).
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