AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, AND MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO OPERATE UTILITY VEHICLES ON SOME PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND TO MODIFY THE MOVE‑OVER LAW TO INCLUDE VEHICLES BEING USED IN THE COLLECTION OF REFUSE, SOLID WASTE, OR RECYCLING. Enacted May 21, 2015. Section 3 is effective October 1, 2015. The remainder is effective May 21, 2015.
Summary date: May 21 2015 - More information
Summary date: May 11 2015 - More information
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition:
Amends the phrase all terrain to appear as all-terrain throughout the bill.
Adds new section to the bill directing the Revisor of Statutes to make technical corrections to specified statutes, amending the phrase all terrain to appear as all-terrain.
Amends the effective date to provide that the above new section is effective when it becomes law.
Summary date: May 6 2015 - More information
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition:
Amends the long title.
Amends GS 20-157(f) concerning the operation and yielding requirements for vehicles on roadways when emergency vehicles or other specified public service vehicles are parked or standing within 12 feet of a roadway while giving a warning signal, to add vehicles that are being used in the collection of refuse, solid waste, or recycling to the definition of a public service vehicle. Makes organizational changes. Effective October 1, 2015, applying to offenses committed on or after that date.
Makes technical corrections.
Summary date: Mar 11 2015 - More information
House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:
Changes the long title.
Deletes GS 20-171.24(f), which provided for the application of the section to specified counties and municipalities, now making the statute applicable to all counties and municipalities in the state.
Summary date: Mar 10 2015 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Makes a technical correction.
Adds the town of Enfield to the list of towns that GS 20-171.24 (motorized all terrain vehicle use by employees of listed municipalities and counties on certain highways) applies to.
Summary date: Feb 23 2015 - More information
Amends GS 20-171.23 to clarify that law enforcement officers and fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel are authorized to operate motorized all-terrain vehicles on public highways that meet certain specified criteria. Defines the term motorized all terrain vehicles, as used in this statute, to have the same meaning as in GS 14-159.3, except that the term also includes utility vehicles as defined in GS Chapter 20.
Amends GS 20-171.24 to clarify that employees of municipalities and counties listed in this statute are authorized to operate motorized all-terrain vehicles on public highways that meet certain specified criteria. Defines the term motorized all terrain vehicles, as used in this statute, to have the same meaning as in GS 14-159.3, except that the term also includes utility vehicles as defined in GS Chapter 20. Amends subsection (f) of this statute to add the city of Wilmington to the list of municipalities and counties to which this statute is applicable.
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