Bill Summary for S 895 (2011-2012)

Summary date: 

May 23 2012
S.L. 2012-85

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 895 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 23, 2012
TO AMEND STATUTES RELATED TO MOTORCYCLE LICENSES, TO ELIMINATE A REQUIREMENT TO LIST RACE ON DRIVERS LICENSES, AND TO DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TWO CHANGES TO DRIVERS LICENSES PENDING AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM UPGRADE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
Intro. by Rabon.

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Identical to H 1079, filed 5/22/12.

Amends GS 20-7 to modify the requirements for a motorcycle endorsement, currently differentiated by age, and instead requires all persons to (1) pass a knowledge (was, written or oral) test on motorcycles and (2) pass a road test or provide proof of successful completion of a specified safety course. Removes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course or Experienced Rider Course from the list of safety courses. Makes conforming changes to the provision governing motorcycle learner's permits. Amends GS 20-7(n) (driver's license format) to remove requirement that license include applicant's race. Effective July 1, 2012.
Amends SL 2011-35 (requirement to include military veteran status on licenses) and SL 2011-228 (requirement that commercial license and hazardous materials endorsement expire at the same time) to delay the effective date for those requirements until the later of (1) January 1, 2013, or (2) the first day of the month 30 days after the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles certifies that the Division of Motor Vehicles completed the implementation of the Next Generation Secure Driver License System.

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