AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO LAWS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Amends GS 20-183.8 to make it an infraction punishable by a fine of up to $50 for a motor vehicle dealer to fail to inspect a used motor vehicle before offering the vehicle for retail sale pursuant to state law. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2022.
Amends GS 20-52 to require applications for the registration and certificate of title of a motor vehicle to include the driver's license number or identification card number of a responsible member of the firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity registering the vehicle. Effective October 1, 2022.
Amends GS 20-43.1 to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide copies of motor vehicle and driver's license records to authorized individuals seeking verification of such information at a cost of $1 per individual record. Subjects this fee to a quadrennial adjustment pursuant to GS 20-4.02. Effective July 1, 2022.
Amends the following statutes to exempt motor vehicles used by a State agency in a research pilot or demonstration project from highway use tax and certificate of title and registration fees: GS 105-187.6, GS 20-85, and GS 20-87.
Amends GS 136-28.1 to direct the Department of Transportation (DOT) to deem the construction, maintenance, and repair of rail equipment as highway construction, maintenance, or repair under state law and the the State Budget Act. Allows the Secretary of Transportation to determine public advertising not feasible for the repair of rail equipment and waive requirements for public advertising and solicitation of informal bids.
Amends GS 136-189.11, which provides for the distribution of funds subject to the Transportation Investment Strategy Formula. Regarding the percentage of funds to be allocated to DOT divisions for division need projects, adds to the programs subject to alternate quantitative criteria to include Federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program formula funds appropriated to the State, and Federal Carbon Reduction Program formula funds appropriated to the State.
Amends GS 146-30 to provide that no service charge into the State Land Fund can be deducted from or levied against the proceeds of any sale of DOT land or land owned by the Department of Administration and solely maintained by DOT. Amends GS 136-16, which requires all funds and property collected by DOT to be paid or converted into the State Highway Fund. Changes the definition of funds as used in the statute to now include the net proceeds from the sale of real property owned by DOT or land owned by the Department of Administration and solely maintained by DOT (was, proceeds from the sale of DOT-owned real property only).
Amends GS 136-28.4, which establishes State policy to encourage and promote participation by disadvantaged minority-owned and women-owned businesses in contracts let by DOT, to include in the policy contracts let under the procedures of GS 136-28.1(f), which authorizes DOT to solicit contracts for professional engineering services and other kinds of professional or specialized services necessary in connection with the planning, operations, design, maintenance, repair, and construction of transportation infrastructure. Additionally, postpones the statute's sunset to August 31, 2027, from August 31, 2022.
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