Legislation Assigned to the Senate Trans Committee (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

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 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 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 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)

S 0003 MonitorDOT/DMV Changes William Rabon
6/26/2017 Senate - Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate RulesCOH Trans
General Government Transportation
S 0220 MonitorMotor Fuel Tax Exemption for Joint Agency Norman Sanderson
6/26/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance Fin Trans
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Transportation
Enlarges the list of entities eligible for refunds of gas taxes to include certain regional solid waste management authorities and certain public safety agencies created by interlocal agreement. (version 1)
S 0296 HighRoad Improvements Adjacent to Schools Jerry Tillman
5/11/2017 Senate - Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans
Planning & Land Use Transportation
Directs the N.C. Department of Transportation to pay for all transportation facility improvements required by the Department or a municipality during school construction, as well as right of way acquisition costs. Limits the types of improvements a municipality may require of a school to those physically connected to a driveway on the school site. Allows the NCDOT to approve any transportation facility designs for which it provides reimbursement. Applies to public and charter schools. Makes other related changes to state law. (version 1)
S 0533 MonitorMitigation Services/DOT William Rabon
4/13/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans
Environment Planning & Land Use Transportation
Reorganizes the state Division of Mitigation Services by moving it from DEQ to NCDOT. Limits all compensatory mitigation activities to those identified in basinwide plans developed by the new Division. (version 1)
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