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  • Summary date: Apr 27 2021 - View Summary

    Amends GS 20-217, which requires motor vehicles to stop for properly marked school buses when stopped in certain described instances, increasing the minimum fines as follows: for violation of the statute from $500 to $1,000; for willful violation of the statute and also striking any person from $1,250 to $2,250; and for willful violation of the statute and also striking a person that result in their death from $2,500 to $3,500. Enacts a new subsection, establishing that it is prima facie evidence that the vehicle was operated by the person in whose name the vehicle was registered at the time of the violation whenever evidence is presented in any court or administrative hearing of the fact that a vehicle was operated in violation of the statute. Provides a similar provision with regard to operation by a renter of a rented vehicle. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.