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August 27, 2008
HR 2167 passes - no oversize permit needed for boat trailers up to 10'

The NC General Assembly voted to override Governor Easley's veto this morning by a vote of 92-7 in the House and 39-0 in the Senate.

Click here for a copy of the bill Click Here.

This bill allows boat trailers less than 120" wide to be towed without a permit.

It also allows boat trailers 102" to 114" (8.5' to 9.5') to be towed any day at at any time.

Boat trailers 114" to 120" (9.5' to 10') may be towed only between sun up and sun down any day.

A boat or trailer wider than 102" but less than 120" must have a minimum of 2 operable amber lamps at the widest point of the boat and trailer.

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