Senate committee substitute deletes the provisions of the 2nd edition and instead provides the following.
Authorizes any private club or private bar, any winery issued a fortified or unfortified wine permit, or any distillery issued a distillery permit, to open and serve alcohol for on-premises consumption so long as 10 requirements and limitations are met. Among the restrictions are (1) a requirement that the establishment have been in existence on March 10, 2020, is properly licensed and permitted, and holds all necessary State and local regulatory permits; (2) the service is limited to outdoor seating locations with the location owner(s)' permission; and (3) the outdoor seating capacity is limited to the lesser of 50% of the current indoor seating capacity of the establishment, or 100 customers. Bars municipalities and counties from prohibiting the authorized outdoor seating areas due to not being a permitted use for operation of food and drink services under zoning ordinances.
Sunsets the act upon the later of 30 days after any emergency prohibitions and restrictions applicable expire or are otherwise terminated to permit the establishment to open for full unrestricted service of food and drink, or October 31, 2020.
Changes the act's titles.
Summary date: May 26 2020 - View summary
Summary date: Apr 30 2019 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Requires the study on the extent to which the provisions of GS 93B-15.1 (Licensure for individuals with military training and experience; proficiency examination; licensure by endorsement for military spouses; temporary license) have improved the ability of military-trained applicants and military spouses to become licensed by occupational licensing boards in the state to include whether to develop a process (previously required the development of a process) for annually gathering data from all occupational licensing boards on the number of military-trained applications and military spouses who were licensed under GS 93B-15.1 or under the existing licensure, certification, or registration requirements established by occupational licensing boards and were denied licensure.
Summary date: Apr 17 2019 - View summary
Requires the Program Evaluation Division, in consultation with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, to study the extent to which the provisions of GS 93B-15.1 (Licensure for individuals with military training and experience; proficiency examination; licensure by endorsement for military spouses; temporary license) have improved the ability of military-trained applicants and military spouses to become licensed by occupational licensing boards in the State. Specifies six issues to be considered, including whether the criteria in the statute should be expanded to allow for the licensure of more military-trained applicants and military spouses; the feasibility and effectiveness of including a question about military status, including status as a military spouse, on applications for licensure; and providing training for at least one employee in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on the licensure process in the statute and considering how to disseminate information about this employee's availability to applicants. Requires a report to the specified NCGA committee and to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs by February 1, 2020.