AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE UNIFORM TREATMENT OF FRANCHISED DEALER LOANER VEHICLES; TO CLARIFY THAT AGENTS OR AGENCIES OF THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE SHALL HAVE AUTHORITY TO PROCURE AND OPERATE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS UPON APPROVAL OF THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AND TO MODIFY THE REGULATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TO CONFORM TO FAA GUIDELINES; AND AUTHORIZING BRUNSWICK COUNTY TO REGULATE NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 20-79(d) by removing proposed language allowing a demonstration permit to be issued according to the subsection by a franchised motor vehicle dealer who loans a vehicle without any additional charge, to the customer having a vehicle serviced or repaired by the dealer. Retains the provisions under which a franchised motor vehicle dealer is not prohibited from using a demonstration permit.
Includes a requirement in GS 63-96 that the Division of Aviation of the Department of Transportation (the Division) provide notice to an applicant for a permit for commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems of the Division's decision within 10 days.
Changes the amendment to GS 63-96 to require that rules adopted by the Division for designating a geographic area within which a permittee is authorized to operate an unmanned aircraft system be no more restrictive than the rules or regulations adopted by the Federal Aviation Administration for the same purpose.
Makes additional organizational, clarifying, and technical changes.