RALEIGH APODACA SERVICE DOG RETIREMENT ACT (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 550 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 2, 2015
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE OWNERSHIP OF SERVICE ANIMALS OWNED BY THE STATE OR A UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE SERVICE ANIMAL'S HANDLER OR OTHER SPECIFIED PERSONS UPON THE SERVICE ANIMAL'S RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC SERVICE.
Intro. by Tine.

Status: Ch. SL 2016-101 (House Action) (Jul 18 2016)

SOG comments (2):

Title Change.

House committee substitute changes the long title. The previous long title is found below:

AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT A DEALER LICENSE PLATE MAY BE DISPLAYED ON A MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVEN ON A HIGHWAY BY A PERSON WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE OF A DEALER THAT EMPLOYS AT ALL TIMES NO LESS THAN FIFTEEN MOTOR VEHICLE SALES REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE 12 OF CHAPTER 20 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES.

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT TO ALLOW A DEALER LICENSE PLATE TO BE DISPLAYED ON A MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVEN BY CERTAIN PERSONS EMPLOYED BY AN INDEPENDENT CAR DEALER OR RELATED TO A PERSON EMPLOYED BY AN INDEPENDENT CAR DEALER.

Bill History:

H 550/S.L. 2016-101

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 20 2016 - More information

    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE OWNERSHIP OF SERVICE ANIMALS OWNED BY THE STATE OR A UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE SERVICE ANIMAL'S HANDLER OR OTHER SPECIFIED PERSONS UPON THE SERVICE ANIMAL'S RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC SERVICE. Enacted July 18, 2016. Effective October 1, 2016.


  • Summary date: Jun 21 2016 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Deletes the contents of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

    Amends the act's short and long titles.

    Enacts new GS 20-187.4, concerning the disposition of retired service animals.

    Establishes that, upon the determination that any service animal (defined as any horse, dog, or other animal owned by the State or a unit of local government that performs law enforcement, public safety, or emergency service functions) is no longer fit or needed for public service, the state or local government may transfer ownership of the animal at a price determined by the governing body and upon any other terms and conditions as it deems appropriate. Provides that the animal may be transferred to any of the following individuals, if that individual agrees to accept ownership, care, and custody of the animal: (1) the officer or employee who had normal custody and control of the animal during the animal's public service; (2) a surviving spouse, or in the event such officer or employee dies unsurvived by a spouse, surviving children of the officer or employee killed in the line of duty who had normal custody and control of the animal during the animal's public service; or (3) an organization or program dedicated to the assistance or support of animals retired from public service. Defines unit of local government as it is defined in GS 159-7(b)(15).

    Effective October 1, 2016. 


  • Summary date: Apr 14 2015 - More information

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

    Changes the long title.

    Deletes proposed changes to GS 20-79(d)(5). 

    Amends GS 20-79(d)(5)(f) to provide that specified employees of an independent motor vehicle dealer, and their immediate families, can use dealer license plates (previously, only allowed the use of plates for franchised motor vehicle dealers).


  • Summary date: Apr 2 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 20-79(d)(5) as the title indicates.


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