Bill Summary for H 311 (2011-2012)

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Mar 9 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 311 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 9, 2011
REQUIRING THAT MOTOR CARRIERS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS MARK OR IDENTIFY THEIR VEHICLES AND MAKING IT UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON NOT CERTIFIED BY THE UTILITIES COMMISSION AS A MOTOR CARRIER OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO ADVERTISE OR OTHERWISE REPRESENT THAT THE PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO ENGAGE IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR COMPENSATION IN THIS STATE.
Intro. by Fisher, Samuelson, Jeffus, McComas.

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Enacts new GS 20-398 , GS 62-280, and GS 62-280.1 requiring commercial motor carriers of household goods governed under Article 12 of GS Chapter 62 to display the name or trade name of the carrier and the North Carolina number assigned to the carrier by the NC Utilities Commission on the sides and rear of all vehicles operated by the carrier. This requirement does not apply to carriers that only engage in interstate commerce. Also makes unlawful falsely advertising or otherwise falsely communicating or implying that a person has been issued a certificate to operate as a carrier of household goods by the NC Utilities Commission. A violation is punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor with a fine between $500 and $2,000, and the NC Utilities Commission may assess a civil penalty of up to $5,000. Effective October 1, 2011.

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