AN ACT PROVIDING THAT A VIOLATION OF THE NO-WAKE SPEED ZONE UPON THE WATERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF THE VILLAGE OF BALD HEAD ISLAND IS AN INFRACTION AND THAT A VIOLATION IS ENFORCEABLE AS IF IT WERE A PROVISION OF THE GENERAL LAWS REGULATING BOATING SAFETY. Enacted June 21, 2018. Effective June 21, 2018.
Summary date: Jun 21 2018 - More information
Summary date: Jun 6 2018 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the act's long and short titles. Deletes the previous provisions and now provides the following.
Amends SL 1987-688, Sections 2.1 and 3, making the violation of a no-wake speed restricted area while operating a water vessel an infraction as provided under GS 14-3.1, and subject to a $50 fee. A person guilty of such an infraction may not be assessed court costs. Previously, this violation was a misdemeanor subject to a fine of up to $250. Provides that this act is enforceable under GS 75A-17 as if it were a provision of GS Chapter 75A, meaning that wildlife protectors, Department of Environmental Quality enforcement personnel, and other State law-enforcement officers may enforce this violation. Previously, enforcement was limited to officers of the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Brunswick County Sheriff, which the 1st edition had retained and expanded authorization for enforcement to officers of the Department of Public Safety of the Village of Bald Head.
Applies to the Village of Bald Head Island only.
Summary date: May 29 2018 - More information
Current law establishes a no-wake speed zone for motorboats within the community of Sunset Harbor and the Village of Bald Head Island, making a violation of the law a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Currently the law is enforceable by the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Brunswick County Sheriff. This act amends SL 1987-688, authorizing enforcement of the no-wake speed zone by the Department of Public Safety of the Village of Bald Head Island within the corporate limits of the Village and within one mile of the Village's corporate limits, in accordance with the provisions of GS 160A-285 and GS 160A-286 concerning the powers, duties, and extraterritorial jurisdiction of policemen.
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