AN ACT TO (1) FACILITATE THE USE OF VEHICLES EXCLUSIVELY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING, OR OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE PURPOSES BY THE DIVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE NORTH CAROLINA FOREST SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES; AND (2) DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY METHODS OF ALLOWING PRISONERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO CLEANUP AND MITIGATION EFFORTS IN CONNECTION WITH STATES OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN THIS STATE. Enacted August 23, 2013. Section 1 is effective October 1, 2013. The remainder is effective August 23, 2013.
Summary date: Sep 3 2013 - More information
Summary date: Jul 16 2013 - More information
Senate amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Deletes proposed changes to GS 143-341 concerning assignment of state-owned motor vehicles. Makes a conforming deletion in the act's title.
Summary date: Jul 2 2013 - More information
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 20-130.1, which makes it unlawful to install, activate, or operatered or blue lights on any vehicle in this state, toexpand the exceptions to this prohibition to include vehicles operated by official members or teams of REACT InternationalInc.to provide additional manpower authorized by law enforcement, firefighting, or other emergency response entities.
Amends GS 143-341(8)(i)7a, regarding the powers and duties of the Department of Administration (Department) to establish and operate a central motor pool and subsidiary related facilitiesto create an exception to the prohibition that the Department not assign any state-owned motor vehicleto be used for commuting other than those authorized by the procedure described in this subdivision.Providesan exception which allows the Department to assign a vehicle to an official elected to a statewide officewho has statewide emergency response dutiesand to exempt the assignment from the payment of reimbursement for commuting under this subdivision.
Amends the title to more precisely reflect the bil content. Renumbers the bill sections accordingly.
Summary date: Feb 13 2013 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following change to 1st edition. Makes a clarifying change.
Summary date: Jan 30 2013 - More information
Amends GS 20-125(b) to add vehicles owned or operated by the Division of Parks and Recreation or the NC Forest Service to the list of state vehicles that must display special lights or other emergency indicators. Makes other clarifying changes. Makes technical and conforming changes to GS 20-130.1. Amends GS 20-145 to provide that the speed limit does not apply to Division of Marine Fisheries, Division of Parks and Recreation, or NC Forest Service vehicles responding to an emergency or in pursuit. Amends GS 20-156(b) to require drivers to yield the right-of-way, and amends GS 20-157(a) to require drivers to move over for these vehicles. Effective October 1, 2013.
Directs the Department of Public Safety to study methods allowing inmates to contribute to cleanup efforts during states of emergency, and to report by October 1, 2013, to specified committees.
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