Legislation Assigned to the House Trans Committee (20)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0015 MonitorPublic Authority/Permanent Plates Robert Davis
3/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans -
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Utilities

Adds water and sewer authorities to the list of entities eligible for DMV permanent license plates. (version 1)

H 0021 MonitorDriver Instruction/Law Enforcement Stops Kenneth Goodman
7/12/2017 Ch. SL 2017-95 Trans Trans
General Government Public Safety
Companion bill to SB 453

Adds instructions on procedures a driver should follow during a traffic stop to the state's driver license handbook and driver education curriculum. (version 1)

H 0028 MonitorDOT/Access of Motorcyclists John Torbett
3/29/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans -
Transportation
Requires all future parking facilities funded with state or local dollars to accommodate motorcycle parking, including sectioning portions of an existing parking space for motorcycles when that space does not meet the building code requirements for full-size motor vehicles. (version 1)
H 0081 HighSTI/Regional %26amp; Division Weighting John Torbett
3/2/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans -
Transportation

NCLM Goal 

Revises the weight given to state transportation engineers and local officials when selecting preferences for transportation projects funded through the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process. If passed into law, this bill would achieve an NCLM goal to give local priorities increased weight in the allocation of state transportation funds. (version 1)

H 0092 MonitorBlue Ribbon Committee/Transportation Funding John Torbett
3/2/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans -
Transportation

Establishes a 20-member committee of legislative appointees to study options for increased transportation funding in the state. The committee must make a final report prior to the convening of the 2019 General Assembly, though may also make interim recommendations to the 2018 Regular Session of the 2017 General Assembly. (version 1)

H 0110 HighDOT/DMV Changes - Megaproject Funding John Torbett
6/1/2017 Senate - Failed 2nd Reading Trans Trans
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Authorizes a new fund for transportation projects “of statewide or regional significance” whose cost exceeds $200 million. The fund would exist outside of the current State Transportation Investment Program and would receive separate funding. A workgroup comprised almost entirely of local officials, including an NCLM designee, would decide which projects receive funding, based on criteria set out in the bill. (version 3)

H 0128 MonitorProhibit Drone Use Over Prison/Jail Allen McNeill
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-179 Trans Trans
General Government Public Safety
H 0219 HighTransportation Megaproject Funding John Torbett
4/19/2017 House - Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Added Trans -
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Authorizes a new fund for transportation projects “of statewide or regional significance” whose cost exceeds $200 million. The fund would exist outside of the current State Transportation Investment Program and would receive separate funding. A workgroup comprised almost entirely of local officials, including an NCLM designee, would decide which projects receive funding, based on criteria set out in the bill. (version 1)

H 0220 HighState Infrastructure Bank Revisions John Torbett
4/19/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance Trans -
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Creates a new legal structure into which the General Assembly may direct federal and state dollars, for the purpose of lending to local governments to finance transportation projects. The infrastructure bank would function as a revolving loan fund, with interest payments accruing and being re-loaned over time. Creates an oversight board of state transportation, commerce, and budget officials to oversee the lending practices of the bank. (version 1)

H 0242 MonitorLicense Plate Reader Systems in State ROWs John Faircloth
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS
Public Safety Transportation

Establishes the circumstances under which the State and local governments may encroach right of way encumbered by above-ground utility easements, for the purposes of locating an automatic license plate reader system. (version 1)

H 0275 HighNo Stormwater Fees on Taxiways or Runways Debra Conrad
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-132 Trans AENR
Taxation & Finance Utilities
Exempts airports from paying to cities a portion of a stormwater utility fee attributable to airport runways and taxiways, so long as the airport certifies that the exempt payment amount is spent for the purpose of attracting business to the airport. (version 1)
H 0337 MonitorUnmanned Aircraft Systems Law Revisions John Torbett
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-160 Trans Trans
Public Safety
Among other changes, creates an exception to state law that otherwise limits the use of unmanned aircraft, to allow use of these aircraft by emergency management services personnel, when acting within the scope of their duties. Ensures that the processes put in place at the state level for permitting the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft aligns with corresponding federal processes. (version 1)
H 0376 MonitorSubdivision Improvement Guarantee Changes Charles McGrady
4/20/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS
Planning & Land Use
Addresses situations in which a local government calls a performance guarantee, such as a bond or letter of credit, but the funds paid from that guarantee are insufficient to complete the required improvements. In these cases, authorizes the governing board to spend the funds according to standards established by the board. Allows appeals of the board’s decision to proceed according to the current appeals process for quasi-judicial decisions. (version 1)
H 0418 MonitorSOS/Save Our Street Signs James Clampitt
4/25/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Appropriations Trans -
Public Safety Transportation

Increases the reward that the NCDOT may pay for information leading to the arrest of persons who damage or steal street signs, to be paid from the state’s 911 funds. Directs the 911 Board to set aside 1% of the funds it receives from consumers of telecommunications services for this purpose. (version 1)

H 0468 MonitorDOT/Funding for Preliminary Engineering Phillip Shepard
4/25/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS
Transportation
Expands the purposes for which NCDOT and local governments may enter into an agreement whereby the local government pays the upfront costs of preliminary engineering services and NCDOT reimburses the local government at a later date. This bill would allow these types of agreements for projects not currently programmed in the state Transportation Improvement Program, but programmed in the immediately preceding Program, thereby speeding up project delivery. (version 1)
H 0469 MonitorRegulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles Phillip Shepard
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-166 Trans Trans
Communications Economic Development Planning & Land Use Public Safety Transportation
Companion bill to SB 337

Updates state laws to reflect the availability of driverless motor vehicles, including an exemption from needing a driver’s license, minor changes to passenger restraint laws, updates to criminal laws affecting motor vehicle operation, such as leaving the scene of a crash, and requirements for insurance on and registration of the vehicle. Preempts local governments from regulating fully autonomous vehicles and their operation. (version 1)

H 0528 MonitorBudget Technical Corrections Christopher Millis
7/31/2017 Ch. SL 2017-197 Trans RulesOS
Elections

Among other changes, includes a provision to grant the Executive Director of the Bipartisan state Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement flexibility in administering the 2017 municipal elections calendar.

H 0710 MonitorPrivate Parking/Immobilization Device Jonathan Jordan
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS
Public Safety

Preempts any local regulations of immobilization devices that may be attached to a vehicle unlawfully parked on private property. (version 1)

H 0844 HighDOT/Traffic Signal Oversight James Adams
4/26/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS
Transportation
Hands authority to govern traffic signals on all public roads of the state to NCDOT, which must establish standards for traffic signal operation. Allows NCDOT the authority to assume control over the operation of municipal-owned traffic signals or devices that do not meet the state standards, with an additional requirement that the local government reimburse NCDOT for any costs it incurs. (version 1)
S 0391 MonitorFerry Transportation Authority William Rabon
7/18/2017 Ch. SL 2017-120 Trans Fin
Economic Development Transportation
Allows county or municipal governing boards to create an authority to provide transportation service via ferries, in the area of a tidal river and adjoining estuaries. Lays out procedures for creation of the authority, membership in its governing board of trustees, and other powers necessary for construction of a water-based ferry transportation system. (version 1)
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