Bill Summary for H 198 (2023-2024)

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May 8 2024

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 198 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 23, 2023
Intro. by B. Jones, Shepard, McNeely, Tyson.

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Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Amends GS 136-44.2E(e) (instead of repealing it), concerning the Transportation Emergency Reserve (Reserve), by amending the reporting requirements to now require that no later than February 1, 2024, and annually thereafter for any year expenditures are made from the Reserve, that the Department of Transportation (DOT) submit a report summarizing expenditures; also expands upon the recipients of the report.

Further amends Section 34.13 of SL 2018-5 to allow DOT’s pilot program for the construction of transportation projects on a construction manager-general contractor basis to consist of up to ten projects (was, eight in previous edition and five under existing law). Requires that to be eligible for the program the project’s costs be less than $750 million (was, $500 million).

Amends Section 7 of SL 2018-16 by further extending the expiration of the Build NC Bond Act to December 31, 2031 (was, 2030 in the previous edition and 2028 in current law).

Repeals GS 142-97(2)a, which prohibited the State Treasurer from issuing any Build NC Bonds unless (1) the State Treasurer recommends the issuance of the Build NC Bonds and (2) the State Treasurer has made a determination that all of the specified requirements have been or shall be met. Makes conforming changes. Also requires that specified consultations happen three months (was, six months) before the expected date of the Build NC Bond issuance; expires January 1, 2025.

Makes the changes to GS 136-89.214 and GS 136-89.215, effective July 1, 2024, instead of 2023.

Amends the proposed changes to GS 136-82, concerning ferry priority boarding by removing the proposed limits on priority boarding. Changes the effective date of the changes to the statute from July 1, 2023, to July 1, 2024.

Changes the effective date of the proposed change to GS 105-164.44M from July 1, 2023, to 2024.

Further amends GS 143C-6-11 by requiring the DOT’s monthly report include DOT’s projected revenues and Spend Plan for the next 12 months (was, for the current fiscal year in the previous edition and next 18 months under current law).

Deletes proposed GS 136-93.03 and instead sets out an uncodified provision that requires DOT to study current fee authorizations, and their implementation, for driveway, subdivision, traffic impact analysis, and encroachment review permits, approvals, or certifications. Sets out what is to be included in the report which must be submitted by December 31, 2024, to the specified NCGA committee and division.

Changes the effective date of the repeal of Article 10 of GS Chapter 63, and related changes, from December 1, 2023, to 2024.

Amends GS 18B-108 to also allow malt beverages, unfortified wine, and fortified wine to be sold and delivered by any wholesaler or retailer licensed in this State to an officer or agent of a rail line that is at least 100 miles long and connects to the national rail network, in addition to the already authorized rail line that carries at least 60,000 passengers annually.

Amends Section 41.7 of SL 2027-134 by requiring DOT to designate specified bridges in Bladen, County for the specified deputy sheriffs and detention officer.

Removes the following content:

  • Changes to Section 1.7(1) of SL 2019-251, concerning the use of Hurricane Dorian funding
  • Proposed new GS 136-28.1A, concerning contracts for capital assets, technology, or services related to public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, and related transportation modes
  • Changes to GS 136-19.4, concerning registration of right-of-way plans
  • Changes to GS 136-76.2, concerning the outsourcing of the bridge program
  • Changes to Section 41.3 of SL 2021-180 and GS 142-97, concerning Build NC Bonds
  • Repeal of Section 34.5, concerning DOT employee travel limits
  • Repeal of Section 29.5A of SL 2015-241, concerning Board of Transportation travel limits
  • Changes to GS 136-89.213, concerning turnpike bill collection
  • Changes to GS 20-146.2, concerning tolling for travel in certain lanes
  • Changes to GS 126-6.3, concerning exemption for the Ferry Division from the Temporary Solutions program
  • Changes to GS 136-82, concerning priority boarding passes on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry for residents
  • Pilot program authorizing automatic license plate readers in State rights-of-way, and statutory repeals and changes related to automatic license plate readers
  • Changes to GS 136-12 and GS 136-11.1, concerning State Transportation Improvement Program reporting and consultation requirements
  • Changes to GS 136-189.11, concerning the exclusion of federal ferry and terminal facilities construction program funds from the Transportation Investment Strategy Formula
  • Changes to GS 136-189.11, concerning bicycle and pedestrian project State fund limitations
  • Changes to GS 120C-550, concerning DOT liaison personnel
  • Proposed new GS 136-44.40, concerning limitations on rail transportation liability for S-line acquisition
  • Changes to GS 143-299.2 and GS 136-18, concerning insurance laws related to DOT
  • Changes to GS 136-44.20 and GS 136-44.27 concerning eligibility of regional planning commission to apply for public transportation grants