AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATE'S LAWS PERTAINING TO TRANSPORTATION. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/20/11, 4/28/11, 6/13/12, and 6/19/12. Enacted June 26, 2012. Section 11 is effective July 1, 2012. Section 1 is effective January 1, 2013. Sections 8 and 9 are effective December 1, 2012. The remainder is effective June 26, 2012.
Summary date: Jun 27 2012 - More information
Summary date: Jun 19 2012 - More information
House amendment makes the following changes to 3rd edition.
Amends proposed subsection (a1) to GS 136-89.213, concerning the collection of tolls and identifying information, to clarify that the Turnpike Authority must maintain the confidentiality of all information required to be kept confidential under federal law (adds federal law citation). Makes a conforming change, permitting the Authority to exchange the confidential information with specified entities.
Summary date: Jun 13 2012 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Adds new sections to amend the state’s transportation laws as follows.
Amends GS 20-7(s) to require drivers licenses of limited duration to display a mark on the face of the license designating the limited duration. Applies to drivers licenses issued on or after January 1, 2013.
Amends GS 20-51 to exempt a header trailer transported to or from a dealer or after a sale or repair to the farm or another dealership from registration requirements.
Current law prohibits the operation of certain types of farm equipment on a highway that is an access highway or part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Amends GS 20-116(j) to require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop an authorization and approval process for such equipment to operate on the National System, according to listed guidelines. Requires all farm equipment operated on any highway to display red flags, as clarified, or a flashing light (previously required red flags). Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 20-118(c)(12) to modify the conditions required to exempt a vehicle or vehicle combination from the weight limitations and penalties under GS 20-118. Exempts vehicles transporting any of the listed items within 150 miles from the source (expands items allowing exemption). Also exempts vehicles meeting certain vehicle configurations (expands and modifies previous changes). Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 20-118(c)(16) to modify the conditions, under that subdivision, required to be exempted from the weight limitations and penalties.
Amends GS 20-118.4 to also exempt oversize vehicles from the weight and size restrictions during the performance of emergency preparedness and fire prevention duties. Permits orange flags to be used to meet display requirements.
Amends GS 20-127 to require windows in vehicles subject to equipment regulations under 49 CFR 393 to comply with those requirements. Exempts for-hire passenger vehicles and common carriers from specified window tinting restrictions. Enacts new GS 20-137.4A(a1) to make it unlawful for any person to operate a commercial motor vehicle subject to specified federal regulations on a public street or vehicular area while using a mobile telephone or other electronic device. Makes these provisions apply to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2012.
Amends GS 20-383 to clarify that personnel of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety also have the authority to enforce motor carrier regulations and applicable provisions in GS Chapter 62.
Enacts new subsection (c) to GS 136-28.5 to specify that bids and documents submitted in response to requests for proposal under GS Chapter 136 are not public record until DOT issues a decision. Applies to bids and documents submitted for advertisements and requests for proposal advertised or requested on or after July 1, 2012.
Amends GS 136-89.213 to set out provisions related to the confidentiality of information maintained by the Turnpike Authority.
Amends GS 147-86.23 to specify that past-due interest and penalties do not apply to money owed to the Turnpike Authority for tolls.
Provides additional direction to the DOT related to sealed ship containers. Specifies that the provisions of the Clean Coastal Water and Vessel Act, as they apply to ferry vessels operated by the DOT, become effective June 30, 2013. States that prosecutions for offenses committed before the effective date of the section of the act modifying the applicable offense are not affected by this act.
Makes other clarifying changes, and changes the bill title to AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATE’S LAWS PERTAINING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Summary date: Apr 28 2011 - More information
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Makes a clarifying change to GS 20-118(c). Makes act effective December 1, 2011 (was, October 1, 2011).
Summary date: Apr 20 2011 - More information
Amends GS 20-51(6) to add livestock, live poultry, animal waste, herbicides, fungicides, and seeds to the list of items that, when transported by farmers under certain circumstances, exempt the trailer or semitrailer on which they are transported from requirements of registration and certificate of title.
Adds new subsection (m) to GS 20-88 to provide that any vehicle weighing more than the limits in GS 20-118(b), as authorized by certain exceptions set out in GS 20-118(c), must be registered for the maximum weight allowed for that vehicle’s axle configuration, or be subject to the penalties set out in GS 20-118(e). Makes conforming changes throughout GS 20-118.
Amends GS 20-118(c) to include within the exceptions to the maximum weight allowed on light-traffic roads live poultry transported from a farm to a processing plant or market (was, first market); and water, fertilizer, herbicides, fungicides, seeds, fuel, and animal waste transported to or from a farm by a farm vehicle. Exempts certain vehicles not in excess of a single-axle weight of 26,000 pounds (was 22,000 pounds), a tandem-axle weight of 44,000 pounds (was, 42,000 pounds), or a gross weight of 90,000 pounds, that are transporting meats, live poultry, livestock, apples, Christmas trees, water, fertilizer, herbicides, fungicides, seeds, fuel, and animal waste while not operating on interstate highways from the weight limit and penalty provisions of GS 20-118. Makes additional conforming and clarifying changes.
Effective October 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
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