STUDY MISUSE OF HANDICAPPED PARKING PLACARDS (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 91 (Public) Filed Monday, February 16, 2015
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO STUDY WAYS TO DECREASE THE MISUSE OF WINDSHIELD PLACARDS ISSUED TO HANDICAPPED PERSONS.
Intro. by Speciale.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-16 (House Action) (May 14 2015)

SOG comments (1):

Long and Short Title Changes

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes changes to the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

HANDICAPPED PARKING LAW REVISIONS.

AN ACT TO RESTRICT PARKING IN VAN-ACCESSIBLE HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES TO QUALIFYING VANS AND TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO STUDY WAYS TO DECREASE THE MISUSE OF WINDSHIELD PLACARDS ISSUED TO HANDICAPPED PERSONS.

Bill History:

H 91/S.L. 2015-16

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 18 2015 - More information

     

    AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO STUDY WAYS TO DECREASE THE MISUSE OF WINDSHIELD PLACARDS ISSUED TO HANDICAPPED PERSONS. Enacted May 14, 2015. Effective May 14, 2015.


  • Summary date: Apr 22 2015 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes the proposed changes to GS 20-37.6, leaving only the study requirement.

    Amends the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Feb 16 2015 - More information

    Enacts new GS 20-37.6(a1) concerning parking privileges for handicapped drivers and passengers, providing that only vans driven by or transporting persons who are handicapped and are displaying the proper, specified license plate or placard can park in spaces (i) designated as van-accessible and (ii) restricted to vehicles driven by or transporting the handicapped. Makes clarifying and organizational changes. 

    Directs the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to study ways to decrease the misuse of windshield placards issued to handicapped persons. Requires the study to include the cost, feasibility, and advisability of (i) requiring the inclusion of more personally identifying information on the windshield placard, (ii) linking the windshield placard to the handicapped person's drivers license or special identification card, and (iii) linking the windshield placard to the license plate issued to the handicapped person or the owner of the vehicle in which the handicapped person is or will be transported. Requires the DMV to report its findings and recommendations, including any legislative proposals, to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee on or before January 15, 2016. 

    Bill is effective when it becomes laws and applies to offenses committed on or after that date. 


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