Bill Summary for S 69 (2021-2022)

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Feb 8 2021

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Senate Bill 69 (Public) Filed Monday, February 8, 2021
AN ACT TO REVISE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.
Intro. by Sawyer, McInnis, Britt.

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Amends GS 20-11 as follows. Amends the driving restrictions on those driving with a limited learner's permit to restrict driving hours to between the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 pm for the first three months (was, first six months) after permit issuance, and specifies that after the first three (was, six) months after issuance, the permit holder may drive at any time. Amends the requirements to be met in order for a person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years to obtain a limited provisional license, to require the person to have held a limited learner's permit for at least six (was, 12) months; also removes the requirement of passing a road test.

Requires the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to use third-party vendors to administer the road tests required by Article 2 of GS Chapter 20. Requires each vendor to obtain a certification from DMV that the test complies with criteria and training developed by DMV. Allows vendors to charge a fee for the road test and requires any road test fee charged by a private vendor to be deducted from the fee charged by DMV for the license for which the applicant is required to take the road test. Requires DMV to maintain oversight of the road tests conducted by vendors. Requires DMV to report to the specified NCGA committee by November 1, 2021, on specified information related to this requirement. 

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