Bill Summary for S 843 (2019-2020)

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May 26 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 843 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 26, 2020
AN ACT TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO IMPLEMENT A PILOT PROGRAM TO EXPAND OFFICE HOURS TO ACCOMMODATE BACKLOGS RESULTING FROM THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
Intro. by Brown, McInnis, Perry.

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Requires the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to waive the requirement that an applicant pass a road test in order to obtain a Level 2 limited provisional license so long as applicant meets all other licensure requirements. Expires on the date the Division resumes administering road tests. Requires a Level 2 limited provisional license holder receiving a waiver, in addition to all other requirements for a Level 3 full provisional license, to pass a road test to obtain a Level 3 full provisional license. 

Appropriates $200,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the Highway Fund to the DMV to establish and implement a pilot program to increase the operating hours of targeted, high-volume DMV offices to accommodate increased demands following closures and delays due to the COVID-19 crisis. Effective July 1, 2020.

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