Bill Summary for S 903 (2021)

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May 31 2022

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 903 (Local) Filed Thursday, May 26, 2022
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITIES OF ASHEVILLE AND RALEIGH TO EMPLOY AND ALLOW CIVILIAN PERSONNEL TO INVESTIGATE TRAFFIC CRASHES INVOLVING ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Intro. by Blue, Mayfield.

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Adds a new section to the Charter of the City of Asheville (City), SL 1931-121, as amended, to authorize the City to employ and allow civilian personnel to investigate traffic crashes involving property damage only and issue citations for infractions, naming these personnel Civilian Traffic Investigators (investigators). Details nine requirements of the City and investigators regarding the employment of investigators, including establishing minimum employment standards and compliance with specified training conditions, equipment issuance, and limits of investigator authority. Specifies that investigators cannot be issued a weapon and have no authority to arrest or issue criminal process.

Adds a similar new section to the Charter of the City of Raleigh, SL 1949-1184, as amended, to authorize the City of Raleigh to employ and allow civilian personnel to investigate traffic crashes involving property damage only, naming these personnel Civilian Traffic Investigators (does not authorize the investigators to issue citations for infractions). Enacts nine identical requirements of the City of Raleigh and investigators regarding their employment as those enacted to the City of Asheville's Charter by the act.

Requires the cities to report to the specified NCGA committees by December 31, 2023, on the training and use of investigators between the date the act becomes law and November 1, 2023.

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