Bill Summaries: H105 RED LIGHT CAMERAS. (NEW)

  • Summary date: Mar 13 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Updates the act's titles to reflect the inclusion of Fayetteville in the act. 

  • Summary date: Feb 19 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 160A-300.1 to authorize the Town of Hope Mills to adopt ordinances for the civil enforcement of GS 20-158 (concerning control of vehicles at intersections) by means of a traffic camera as set forth in GS 160A-300.1, as amended.

    Amends SL 2007-341, as amended, to make the changes made therein to GS 160A-300.1, applicable to Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Those changes included increasing the penalty for camera-detected red light violations, requiring that the penalty proceeds be transferred to the local school board, provide what amounts could be deducted from the penalty by the municipality, and allow for the collection of an assistance fee from the responsible party. 

    Amends GS 160A-300.1, as amended, by increasing the civil penalty for a violation detected by the traffic camera from $75 to $100. Applies to violations committed on or after October 1, 2019.

    Amends GS 160A-300.1, as amended, to provide that if a vehicle owner fails to pay the civil penalty or to respond to the citation within 30 days, the civil penalty for the violation may be increased to an amount not to exceed $100. Prohibits the total amount of the combined civil penalty from exceeding $100. Applies only to Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and Spring Lake.

    Further amends GS 160A-300.1(c), as amended, to establish that a municipality enacting an ordinance implementing a traffic control camera can enter into a contract with a contractor for the lease, lease-purchase, or purchase of the system. Limits the municipality to entering into only one lease, lease-purchase, or purchase of the system, and for a contract of no more than 60 months. Provides that the system will either be the property of the municipality or returned to the contractor upon the expiration of the contract.

    Expressly authorizes the Cumberland County Board of Education to enter into an interlocal agreement with Hope Mills and Spring Lake to effectuate the purpose and intent of GS 160A-300.1 and this act. Provides that any such agreement can include provisions on cost-sharing and reimbursement that the Cumberland County Board of Education and either the Town of Hope Mills or the Town of Spring Lake freely and voluntarily agree to for the purpose of effectuating the provisions of GS 160A-300.1 and this act. 

    Except as otherwise indicated in Section 4, applies to Hope Mills, Spring Lake, and the Cumberland County Board of Education.

    Except as otherwise indicated in Section 3, the act becomes effective July 1, 2019.

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