Bill Summary for S 45 (2011-2012)

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Feb 8 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 45 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 8, 2011
TO PREVENT AN INSPECTION STATION FROM DENYING AN INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MERE FACT THAT THE "CHECK ENGINE LIGHT" IS ON WITH NO UNDERLYING EMISSION OR SAFETY ISSUES WHICH WOULD REQUIRE A DENIAL AND TO LIMIT THE REQUIRED EMISSIONS AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS TO ONCE A YEAR REGARDLESS OF THE VEHICLE’S OWNERSHIP.
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Adds a new subsection to GS 20-183.3 providing that a “check engine light” malfunction is not grounds for a vehicle failing inspection if the reason for the malfunction cannot be determined based on information provided by the on-board diagnostic equipment, or if the malfunction is caused by a condition not regulated by the Safety and Emissions Inspections law (GS Chapter 20, Article 3A, Part 2). Rewrites GS 20-183.4C(a)(2) to provide that a used vehicle is not required to be inspected prior to being offered for retail sale by a dealer if it has passed inspection within the previous 12 months. Effective October 1, 2011.

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