SESSION LAW 2017-107




AN ACT to authorize the division of motor vehicles to produce a Pisgah conservancy special registration plate.


The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.  G.S. 20‑63(b1) reads as rewritten:

"(b1)    The following special registration plates do not have to be a "First in Flight" plate or "First in Freedom" plate as provided in subsection (b) of this section. The design of the plates that are not "First in Flight" plates or "First in Freedom" plates must be developed in accordance with G.S. 20‑79.4(a3). For special plates authorized in G.S. 20‑79.7 on or after July 1, 2013, the Division may not issue the plate on a background under this subsection unless it receives at least 200 applications for the plate in addition to the applications required under G.S. 20‑79.4 or G.S. 20‑81.12.


(54)      Pisgah Conservancy."

SECTION 2.  G.S. 20‑79.4(b) reads as rewritten:

"(b)      Types. – The Division shall issue the following types of special registration plates:


()          Pisgah Conservancy. – Issuable to the registered owner of a motor vehicle in accordance with G.S. 20‑81.12. The plate shall bear (i) the phrase "The Pisgah Conservancy", (ii) a representation of Looking Glass Rock and rhododendron flowers, and (iii) a background of a blue sky.


SECTION 3.  G.S. 20‑79.7 reads as rewritten:

"§ 20‑79.7.  Fees for special registration plates and distribution of the fees.


(a1)      Fees. – All other special registration plates are subject to the regular motor vehicle registration fee in G.S. 20‑87 or G.S. 20‑88 plus an additional fee in the following amount:

Special Plate                                                              Additional Fee Amount


Personalized                                                                                        $30.00

Pisgah Conservancy                                                                            $30.00

Red Drum                                                                                 Expired July 1, 2016


(b)        Distribution of Fees. – The Special Registration Plate Account and the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account are established within the Highway Fund. The Division must credit the additional fee imposed for the special registration plates listed in subsection (a) of this section among the Special Registration Plate Account (SRPA), the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account (CCAPA), the Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF), which is established under G.S. 113A‑253, and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, which is established under G.S. 113‑44.15, as follows:

Special Plate                              SRPA           CCAPA           CWMTF            PRTF


Piedmont Airlines                                        $10                  $10                    0                      0

Pisgah Conservancy                                     $10                  $20                    0                      0

Prince Hall Mason                                        $10                  $10                    0                      0


SECTION 4.  G.S. 20‑81.12 reads as rewritten:

"§ 20‑81.12.  Collegiate insignia plates and certain other special plates.


(b155)  Pisgah Conservancy. – The applicable requirements of G.S. 20‑79.3A shall be met before the Pisgah Conservancy plate may be developed. The Division shall transfer quarterly the money in the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account derived from the sale of Pisgah Conservancy plates to The Pisgah Conservancy to be used to provide support for the mission and goals of the Conservancy.


SECTION 5.  The Revisor of Statutes is authorized to alphabetize, number, and renumber the special registration plates listed in G.S. 20‑79.4(b) to ensure that all the special registration plates are listed in alphabetical order and numbered accordingly.

SECTION 6.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2017.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 30th day of June, 2017.



                                                                    s/  Philip E. Berger

                                                                         President Pro Tempore of the Senate



                                                                    s/  Tim Moore

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives



                                                                    s/  Roy Cooper




Approved 1:57 p.m. this 12th day of July, 2017