GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2007

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HOUSE DRH90000-MA-378  (2/26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Title:     Oppose REAL ID Act of 2005.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representative Cole.

Referred to:

 

 

 

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to prevent the state of north carolina from participating in or complying with the real id act of 2005.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Chapter 20 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 20-6.1. Compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

(a)       The General Assembly having determined that the government of the United States has issued an unfunded mandate for the production and clearance of the State's drivers licenses with the passage of Title II of P.L. 109-13, the REAL ID Act of 2005, and that compliance with the provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005 will result in a fiscal cost that the State cannot afford, the General Assembly hereby declares that no State agency shall comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005.

(b)       Inasmuch as the provisions of subsection (a) of this section are a mandate for all State agencies, nothing in this section shall prevent the Division of Motor Vehicles from taking all appropriate steps to ensure the integrity of the State's drivers licensing and special identification card issuance system and make such improvements which are deemed necessary to promote safety on the highways and ensure identification information is reliable for law enforcement officers enforcing the provisions of this Chapter."

SECTION 2.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2008.