BIOPTIC LENSES FOR DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 568 (Public) Filed Monday, April 1, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRICTED LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE USE OF BIOPTIC TELESCOPIC LENSES.
Intro. by Brock.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-231 (Senate Action) (Jul 3 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's title. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE USE OF BIOPTIC LENSES WHEN TESTING FOR A DRIVERS LICENSE AND THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRICTED LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT PASSES CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AFTER PASSING THE DRIVERS LICENSE EYE TEST.

Bill History:

S 568/S.L. 2013-231

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 8 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRICTED LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE USE OF BIOPTIC TELESCOPIC LENSES. Enacted July 3, 2013. Effective July 3, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2013 - More information

    House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 20-7, concerning licensure of driver's license applicants using bioptic telescopic lenses, as follows. Waives the requirement that an applicant successfully passes a road test if the applicant is a new state resident who has a valid driver's license issued by another jurisdiction that requires a road test. Waives the requirement that an applicant using bioptic telescopic lenses complete a behind the wheel training and assessment program if the applicant has successfully completed a behind the wheel training and assessment program as a condition of licensure in another jurisdiction.


  • Summary date: Jun 18 2013 - More information

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

    Amends GS 20-7(t) to amend the criteria that must be met for an applicant using bioptic telescopic lenses to be eligible for a regular Class C driver's license to require passing a road test (was, pass a road test if it is required). Also requires the Division of Motor Vehicles to require (was, allowed the Division to require) an applicant using bioptic telescopic lenses to successfully complete a behind the wheel training and assessment program.


  • Summary date: Apr 24 2013 - More information

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

    Amends GS 20-7, providing that an applicant using bioptic telescopic lenses will be eligible for a regular Class C driver's license if the applicant meets specified conditions (previous edition only provided for the eligibility for a regular driver's license). Requires applicants using bioptic telescopic lenses to also successfully pass a road test administered by the DMV, if requested, to be eligible for a regular Class C driver's license. Provides that the DMV may also require an applicant using bioptic telescopic lenses to successfully complete a behind-the-wheel training and assessment program.

    Amends GS 20-7(4) and (5), making clarifying, technical, and conforming changes, including inserting "regular Class C drivers license" in the place of "regular drivers license."

    Deletes language stating that nothing in this subsection requires the DMV to issue licenses or permits, pursuant to this section, at any location other than the DMV headquarters in Raleigh and that the DMV may select additional offices for testing pursuant to this subsection.

    Amends the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Apr 1 2013 - More information

    Adds a new subsection (t) to GS 20-7 regarding the use of bioptic telescope lenses and the user's eligibility for a restricted drivers license as the title indicates.


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