GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2011-382
HOUSE BILL 763
AN ACT authorizing the joint legislative program evaluation oversight committee to direct the program evaluation division to study the division of motor vehicles' Commission contract for the issuance of plates and certificates program to develop operational practices that would result in increased operating EFFICIENCY and to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to provide tag services at military bases.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee shall include in the 2011‑2012 Work Plan for the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly a study to evaluate the Division of Motor Vehicles' Commission Contract for the Issuance of Plates and Certificates program, authorized in G.S. 20‑63(h), to determine the cost‑effectiveness and savings that can be effected by changing or maintaining the current operating procedures and to develop any plans or practices that, if implemented, would result in increased operating efficiency of the Division of Motor Vehicles' Commission Contract program.
SECTION 2. The Program Evaluation Division shall submit its findings and recommendations for Section 1 of this act to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee, and the Fiscal Research Division at a date to be determined by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee.
SECTION 3. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not cancel or amend any commission contracts for any reason other than malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance of the commission contractor until the study required by this act is complete and final recommendations have been acted upon by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee.
SECTION 4. G.S. 20‑63(h) reads as rewritten:
Contracts for Issuance of Plates and Certificates. – All registration plates,
registration certificates, and certificates of title issued by the Division,
outside of those issued from the
Charlotte and Raleigh Charlotte,
Fort Bragg and Raleigh offices of the Division and those issued and handled
through the United States mail, shall be issued insofar as practicable and
possible through commission contracts entered into by the Division for the
issuance of the plates and certificates in localities throughout North Carolina
Carolina, including military installations within this State, with
persons, firms, corporations or governmental subdivisions of the State of North
Carolina. The Division shall make a reasonable effort in every locality, except
as noted above, to enter into a commission contract for the issuance of the
plates and certificates and a record of these efforts shall be maintained in
the Division. In the event the Division is unsuccessful in making commission
contracts, it shall issue the plates and certificates through the regular
employees of the Division. Whenever registration plates, registration
certificates, and certificates of title are issued by the Division through
commission contract arrangements, the Division shall provide proper supervision
of the distribution. Nothing contained in this subsection will allow or permit
the operation of fewer outlets in any county in this State than are now being
Commission contracts entered into by the Division under this subsection shall provide for the payment of compensation on a per transaction basis. The collection of the highway use tax shall be considered a separate transaction for which one dollar and twenty‑seven cents ($1.27) compensation shall be paid. The performance at the same time of one or more of the remaining transactions listed in this subsection shall be considered a single transaction for which one dollar and forty‑three cents ($1.43) compensation shall be paid.
A transaction is any of the following activities:
SECTION 5. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 17th day of June, 2011.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
Approved 1:16 p.m. this 27th day of June, 2011