On April 9th, 2013, North Carolina Bill S.B. 344 was being heard by the Senate Commerce Committee and it has officially been approved by the committee and moved to the house floor.
For those that don’t know, S.B. 344 is a bill that will provide hasty issuance of titles to owners out-of-state cars that are 35 years or older. The only difference is that the amount of time for DMV inspection has changed from 10 days to 15 days that a title should be issued without inspection.
Under the current law, vehicles that are 35 years or older may not be issued titles in the state of North Carolina, unless fully inspected by the License and Theft Bureau of the Division of Motor Vehicles. The reason that there’s a problem with this is simply, time. The time that both agencies take to inspect vehicles is unnecessary. 15 days versus the additional weeks or months it could take just to register your out of state hot rod is far more appealing.
Your voices are being heard in North Carolina and it’s time to take action and speak up. For more information on how to contact members of the North Carolina House visit the SEMA Action Network website HERE or if you decide to write a letter please email firstname.lastname@example.org a copy.