We at Semirog Law Firm, pllc hope that everyone has had a restful holiday season and wish a very Happy New Year to all!
With the new year come several changes to the North Carolina General Statutes. Let’s take a look at some of the more significant changes:
Firstly, if you remember this article, you’ll have been exposed to the interesting law banning foul language on the roadways, except for two counties in North Carolina. House Bill 765 repeals G.S. 14-197 so that drivers may now use “profane and indecent language on public highways” without the threat of a misdemeanor.
With Senate Bill 621, the Division of Motor Vehicles is going green as, with the driver’s consent, it may now send notification of fees or renewal via e-mail. Hopefully it won’t be marked as spam!
House Bill 97 will satisfy your inquiries about the funding of governmental agencies and agents in 2016. We see a general trend developing: increased fees in governmental agencies, which includes the court system and Division of Motor Vehicles.
Senate Bill 20 actually lowers the motor fuel tax from 36¢ to 35¢ for the first half of the year and again to 34¢ after July.
Although the New Year brings about a whole slew of changes across the board, these changes are usually not relevant to your driving conduct. Be sure to check out the other modifications to Firearm Laws or even voting for the upcoming election. Make it your resolution to read up and stay informed.
Stay safe on the roads!