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  • Summary date: Mar 11 2019 - View Summary

    Amends GS 20-37.6, permitting a vehicle owner who is handicapped to request a distinguishing registration plate decal (decal) to be placed on the registration plate of an already registered vehicle as an alternative to applying for and displaying a distinguishing license plate. Sets the fee for a decal at $10. Makes the existing provisions regarding general parking for vehicles driven by or transporting a handicapped person, registered owners' eligibility to receive one removable windshield placard, and registration plate application and renewal and enforcement which are applicable to distinguishing license plates also applicable to decals. Makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor to sell a decal. Makes parking or leaving a vehicle in a space designated for handicapped persons without a decal, and unauthorized use of a decal, infractions punishable by a fine of at least $100 but no more than $250. Adds distinguishing registration plate decal to the defined terms in GS 20-37.5. Effective February 1, 2020.