TO LIMIT ELIGIBILITY FOR PERMANENT REGISTRATION PLATES TO GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AND TO REFORM THE PROCESS BY WHICH ELIGIBLE ENTITIES APPLY FOR AND ARE ISSUED PERMANENT REGISTRATION PLATES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION.
Identical to H 989, filed 5/16/12.
Amends GS 20-84 (permanent registration plates) to require every eligible entity that receives a permanent registration plate to register the plate under the entity's full legal name. Makes conforming changes. Continues to permit the issuance of permanent plates for motor vehicles owned by the state, a state agency, a local government, a board of education, and adds motor vehicles owned by a community college. Deletes all other entities and persons from the list of those eligible to receive a permanent plate. Authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to revoke all permanent plates that are 90 days or more past due inspection. Amends GS 117-33 to state that a telephone membership corporation is not eligible to receive a permanent plate. Directs DMV to cancel all permanent plates issued to non-state entities and reissue new permanent plates with a new design by January 15, 2013. Effective July 1, 2012.
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