A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ROUTINE WEIGHT INSPECTIONS OF TRUCKS UPON THE EXISTENCE OF AN IMMINENT THREAT OF SEVERE ECONOMIC LOSS OF LIVESTOCK OR POULTRY OR WIDESPREAD OR SEVERE DAMAGE TO CROPS READY TO BE HARVESTED.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 166A-19.70, providing that the Department of Public Safety, at the direction of the Governor, will provide for the temporary suspension of weight inspections of specified vehicles in designated counties (previously, there were no counties specified) in an emergency area, as that area is defined in GS 166A-19.3(7), (previously, was as defined in GS 166A-19.20(b). Also provides that the Governor can designate the specified counties in an executive order issued pursuant to GS 166A-19.20. Establishes that this suspension of weighing can be waived by law enforcement if probable cause exists to believe that the vehicle is creating an imminent hazard to public safety. Directs the Department of Public Safety to develop procedures to implement the provisions of this section.
Makes technical and conforming changes.