H875: Inmate Drivers License Assistance. Latest Version
Session: 2023 - 2024
AN ACT to facilitate the issuance of drivers licenses to individuals who are scheduled to be released from incarceration.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. The Division of Motor Vehicles of the Department of Transportation and the Division of Rehabilitation and Reentry of the Department of Adult Correction shall establish procedures and adopt rules to facilitate the issuance of drivers licenses to individuals who are scheduled to be released from incarceration, in accordance with the following requirements:
(1) Inclusion of third‑year law students to assist individuals in obtaining a drivers license, as part of a pro bono program.
(2) Scheduled drivers license tests conducted by the Division of Motor Vehicles at the correctional facility.
(3) Issuance of the drivers license on release from custody.
SECTION 2. Of the funds appropriated from the Highway Fund to the Department of Transportation for the 2023‑2024 fiscal year, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) in recurring funds shall be used to implement this act.
SECTION 3. This act becomes effective July 1, 2023.