H206 - Various Transportation Changes. (SL 2019-199)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-199 amends various transportation laws of this State as follows:

  • Reenacts, and removes an expiration date for, a provision first enacted in 2009 authorizing the Department of Transportation to participate in private developer contracts for engineering, design, or construction of improvements in limited circumstances.
  • Clarifies various provisions within current law that proceeds from the disposition of real property, facilities, and products owned by the Department of Transportation are to be credited to the State Highway Fund.
  • Amends the Neuse River Basin Riparian Buffer Rule.
  • Authorizes the Department of Transportation to enter into airspace encroachment agreements with FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst related to State Road 1208, Page Road.
  • Enacts a new Airport Improvement Program to provide for allocation of funds to airports.
  • Authorizes the Department of Transportation to enter into Public Private Partnership (P3) agreements with private entities related to Department-owned communications infrastructure within interstate right-of-way.
  • Requires the State agency for State surplus property to develop a pilot program to conduct public auctions for Department of Transportation surplus property without requiring the Department to move property to centralized auction locations.
  • Authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles to waive license restoration fees under certain circumstances when a licensee has been issued a subsequent license.
  • Clarifies that parking spaces for handicapped persons include clearly marked access aisles, and all statutory provisions, restrictions, and penalties applicable to spaces also apply to those aisles.
  • Authorizes airport operators to charge fees and regulate peer-to-peer vehicle sharing providers.
  • Authorizes the Department of Transportation to sell listed parcels of property without being subject to certain statutory requirements.

This act became effective August 21, 2019, except for the Airport Improvement Program provision, which became effective July 1, 2019, and the license restoration fee waiver and peer-to-peer vehicle sharing provisions, which became effective October 1, 2019.

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