Bill Summary for H 328 (2015-2016)

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Apr 15 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 328 (Public) Filed Monday, March 23, 2015
AN ACT TO REDUCE IDENTITY THEFT BY INCREASING PENALTIES FOR THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, AND POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT DOCUMENTS; TO CLARIFY WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR IDENTIFICATION BEFORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND AGENCIES; TO CREATE A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION AGAINST THE PRETRIAL RELEASE OF CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS; AND TO ENSURE THAT CITIZENS AND LAWFULLY PRESENT ALIENS CAN TRAVEL SAFELY ON THE ROADS OF THIS STATE BY ENSURING THAT EVERY DRIVER ON THE ROADS OF THIS STATE HAS BEEN PROPERLY LICENSED OR PERMITTED.
Intro. by Warren, B. Brown, Collins, Jordan.

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

Amends GS 20-37.8A, as enacted in this act, which provides for a restricted identification card for a resident of this state who is not lawfully present in the United States. Amends the formatting requirements for the card to permit the restricted identification card to be printed in a horizontal or vertical format that distinguishes the the restricted identification card (was, required the card to be be printed in a vertical format). Also makes identical changes to new subsection GS 20-7(v), as enacted in this act, pertaining to application by an unlawfully present person for a restricted drivers permit under GS 20-7(f).

Amends GS 143B-966, as enacted in this act, to authorize the Department of Public Safety to provide the Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles, upon request, with the criminal history of applicants for restricted identification cards who are age 16 or older. Also authorizes the Department of Public Safety to contract with a third party to conduct the criminal history record check.

Makes Section 7 of this act, which enacts new GS 20-28.10, providing for the seizure, impoundment, or forfeiture of motor vehicles for certain other offenses, effective December 1, 2015 (was, effective October 1, 2015) and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date. Makes Section 5, which prohibits certain documents from being used for identification purposes, effective when it becomes law (was, effective October 1, 2015).

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