• Summary date: Apr 8 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 20-54 to expand the grounds for which the Division of Motor Vehicles can refuse registration or issuance of a certificate of title, or any transfer of registration, to include unpaid county or municipal taxes and fees due on the vehicle, and registration of the owner's vehicle is blocked under GS 110-142.2 as a sanction for failure to comply with a child support enforcement order or other order. Adds a new requirement for the DMV's records to state the amount required to clear the title or registration stop on a vehicle, stopped for unpaid fees or penalties imposed by, or debt owed to, the Department of Transportation. Allows the owner to clear the stop by paying the required amount to the DMV or to a commission contractor. Authorizes the DMV to require payment in cash or debit card. Applicable to vehicle title and registration stops imposed by laws enacted on or after January 1, 2018, stops due to failure to pay an amount due to any entity for any reason is not effective until the DMV vehicle records state the amount that must be paid to clear the stop. Repeals GS 20-50.4, Division to refuse to register vehicles on which county and municipal taxes and fees are not paid and when there is a failure to meet court-ordered child support obligations (which does not require the amount due to clear a stop be reflected on vehicle records). Effective October 1, 2019.

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