AN ACT TO PERMIT THE USE OF A FACE MASK WHILE OPERATING A MOTORCYCLE. SL 2019-115. Enacted July 11, 2019. Effective December 1, 2019.
Bill Summaries: H257 MOTORCYCLES/FACE MASKS.
Summary date: Jul 11 2019 - View Summary
Summary date: Mar 27 2019 - View Summary
House amendment #1 amends the 1st edition, adding to proposed GS 14-12.7(b) a requirement for a person wearing a mask when operating a motorcycle to remove the mask during a traffic stop or when approached by a law enforcement officer. Specifies that a traffic stop includes a checkpoint or roadblock under GS 20-16.3A.
Summary date: Mar 4 2019 - View Summary
Current law, GS 14-12.7, prohibits persons 16 years or older from wearing masks or hoods that disguise their identity on public ways and GS 14-12.8, prohibits all persons from wearing masks or hoods that disguise their identity on public property. Amends GS 14-12.11 (Exemptions from provisions of Article 4A: Prohibited Secret Societies and Activities), permitting persons to wear a mask for the purpose of protecting the person's head and/or face when operating a motorcycle. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019.