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§ 115C‑46.  Powersof local boards to regulate parking of motor vehicles.

(a)        Any local board of education may adopt reasonable rules andregulations with respect to the parking of motor vehicles and other modes ofconveyance on public school grounds and may enforce such rules and regulations.A violation of a rule or regulation concerning parking on public school groundsis an infraction punishable by a penalty of not more than ten dollars ($10.00)unless the regulation provides that the violation is not punishable as aninfraction. Rules and regulations adopted hereunder shall be made available forinspection by any person upon request.

(b)        Any local board of education may adopt written guidelinesgoverning the individual assignment of parking spaces on school grounds. Suchguidelines shall give first priority treatment to the physically handicapped.

(c)        Any local board of education, by rules and regulationsadopted hereunder, may provide for the registration of motor vehicles and othermodes of conveyance maintained, operated or parked on school grounds. Any localboard of education, by rules and regulations adopted hereunder, may provide forthe issuance of stickers, decals, permits or other indicia representing theregistration status of vehicles or the eligibility of vehicles to park onschool grounds and may prohibit the forgery, counterfeiting, unauthorizedtransfer or unauthorized use of them.

(d)        Any motor vehicle parked in a parking lot on school grounds,when such lot is clearly designated as such by a sign no smaller than 24 inchesby 24 inches prominently displayed at each entrance thereto, in violation ofthe rules and regulations adopted by the local board of education, or any motorvehicle otherwise parked on school grounds in violation of the rules andregulations adopted by the county or city local board of education, may beremoved from school grounds to a place of storage and the registered owner ofthat vehicle shall become liable for removal and storage charges.  Any person who removes a vehicle pursuantto this section shall not be held liable for damages for the removal of thevehicle to the owner, lienholder or other person legally entitled to thepossession of the vehicle removed; however, any person who intentionally ornegligently damages a vehicle in the removal of such vehicle, or intentionallyor negligently inflicts injury upon any person in the removal of such vehicle,may be held liable for damages. (1979, c. 821; 1981, c. 423, s. 1; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1239, s.2; 1983, c. 420, s. 3; 1985, c. 764, s. 37; 1989, c. 644, s. 4.)