Bill Summaries: H572 (2021)

  • Summary date: May 6 2021 - View summary

    House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. 

    Enacts GS 166A-19.30(c1), barring the Governor from requiring or mandating that any person receive a vaccination by operation of executive order. Grants civil and criminal immunity to any person who refuses to receive a vaccination under the statute. Makes conforming changes. Applies to executive orders and directives issued on or after the date the act becomes law. 

    Amends GS 166A-19.12 to limit the revisions of the NC Emergency Operations Plan concerning immunization procedures in accordance with new GS 166A-19.30(c1). 

    Adds new subdivision (3a) to GS 150B-19 to prohibit State agencies from adopting a rule that imposes a mandate or requirement resulting in disciplinary action for a person who receives a vaccination as a condition of the receipt, renewal, or reinstatements of a license by an agency. Applies to proposed rules published in the NC Register and proposed rules of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) on or after October 1, 2021.

    Prohibits public health authorities, including the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the State Health Director, the Commission for Public Health, and local health directors from issuing an order requiring any individual to submit to COVID-19 vaccination or series of vaccinations.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

  • Summary date: Apr 14 2021 - View summary

    Amends Article 3 of Chapter 95 of the General Statutes to add GS 95-28.2A prohibiting franchisers from requiring franchisees or franchise employees to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in excess of what is required by law during a state of emergency declared under GS 166A-19.20 (Gubernatorial or Legislative Declarations of Emergency). Contractual terms resulting in violations of this section are void.