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Transportation Committee Substitute Adopted 4/6/11


Short Title:        Outlaw Red Light Camera Systems.




Referred to:


March 3, 2011


AN ACT to make the use of photographic camera systems to regulate traffic unlawful.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 160A-300.1 is repealed.

SECTION 2.  S.L. 2001-286 is repealed.

SECTION 3.  S.L. 2003-280 is repealed.

SECTION 4.  Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 of S.L. 2003-380 are repealed.

SECTION 5.  Section 6 of S.L. 2003-380 reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 6.  This act is effective when it becomes law. Section 5 of this act expires June 30, 2006."

SECTION 6.  Sections 3 and 4 of S.L. 2004-141 are repealed.

SECTION 7.  Section 4 of S.L. 2005-117 reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 4.  The following acts are not affected by this act:

Chapter 1275, Session Laws of 1979 (removal of areas from the corporate limits)

Chapter 279, Session Laws of 1989 (closing streets in ETJ)

Chapter 27, Session Laws of 1993 (removal of areas from the corporate limits and addition of areas to the corporate limits)

Chapter 137, Session Laws of 1993 (acquisition of street right-of-way outside the corporate limits)

Chapter 325, Session Laws of 1993 (motor vehicle tax)

S.L. 1998-192 (Swift Creek Management Plan)

S.L. 2000-108 (removal, replacement, and preservation of trees and shrubs)

S.L. 2001-191 (clear-cutting of trees in buffer zones, protection of specimen trees)

S.L. 2001-245 (expending funds on roads outside the corporate limits)

S.L. 2003-74 (acquisition of property for utilities)

S.L. 2001-286 (red-light cameras)

S.L. 2005-41 (reimbursement agreements)."

SECTION 8.  Sections 17, 18, and 19 of S.L. 2010-132 are repealed.

SECTION 9.  Article 15 of Chapter 160 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 160A-300.1A.  Traffic control photographic systems unlawful.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a traffic control photographic system in this State for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of G.S. 20-158. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor and shall result in the forfeiture of any photographic system used for traffic control."

SECTION 10.  Sections 1 through 8 and Section 10 of this act are effective when this act becomes law. Section 9 of this act becomes effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.