AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS OF THE STATE.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Adds the following.
Amends GS 20-63.1, which authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to cause vehicle license plates for 1968 and future years to be reflectorized. Rewrites the statute to mandate registration plates be fully retroreflective and conform to the specified values, and be constructed with the specified materials. Adds a new requirement for registration plates to be replaced every seven years.
Directs the DMV, in coordination with the Department of Information Technology, to implement a registration plate production platform that integrates the State registration and titling system with the on-demand production of the registration plates, and provides for direct shipping of the registration plate to the vehicle's owner or to the license plate agency. Requires existing plates be replaced with new registration plates if, upon the date of renewal, the plate is seven or more years old or will become seven or more years old during the registration period.
Applies to registration plates issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2020.