OPEN AMUSEMENT PARKS/ARCADES/PLAYGROUNDS. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 795 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AMUSEMENT PARKS, GAMING AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS WITH VIDEO GAMES AND ARCADE GAMES, FAIRS OR CARNIVALS, AND PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS TO RESUME OPERATIONS.
Intro. by Ross, Torbett, Szoka, Riddell.

Status: Conf Com Appointed (House action) (Jun 26 2020)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TITLING AND REGISTRATION OF HMMWV VEHICLES CERTIFIED BY AN UPFITTER AS COMPLIANT WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS.

Long title change

Senate amendment to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AMUSEMENT PARKS, GAMING AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS WITH VIDEO GAMES AND ARCADE GAMES, AND PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS TO RESUME OPERATIONS.

H 795

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 25 2020 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. 

    Also authorizes fairs or carnivals that are members of the the NC Association of Agricultural Fairs to open and resume operations notwithstanding Executive Order No 141, issued on May 20, 2020, subject to same 10 specified qualifications and requirements that apply to amusement parks and gaming and business establishments with video and arcade games. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Jun 25 2020 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

    Authorizes amusement parks, and gaming and business establishments with video and arcade games, to open and resume operations notwithstanding Executive Order No 141, issued on May 20, 2020, subject to 10 specified qualifications and requirements. Among those qualifications and requirements are the following. Requires that the establishment has been in existence on March 10, 2020, or has had a valid certificate of occupancy and business license by that date. Restricts capacity to 50% of the authorized fire capacity. Requires all employees to answer a health questionnaire and have their temperature checked daily, as well as wear face masks. Sunsets the authorization upon repeal, replacement, or rescission of Executive Order No 141.

    Authorizes public playgrounds to open and resume operations notwithstanding Executive Order No 141, issued on May 20, 2020, subject to seven specified qualifications and requirements. Among those qualifications and requirements are the following. Requires that the playground have been in existence on March 10, 2020, or have a valid certificate of occupancy and business license by that date. Restricts capacity to 50% of the authorized fire capacity. Encourages visitors to wear face masks. Sets out cleaning standards and social distancing requirements. Sunsets the authorization upon repeal, replacement, or rescission of Executive Order No 141.

    Changes the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 20-53.5 to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to register and issue a certificate of title for an HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) if the applicant meets existing conditions and provides a sworn affidavit to the DMV from an upfitter of the HMMWV certifying that the vehicle complies with applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards for vehicles designed for highway use (previously limited to affidavits from a manufacturer, motor vehicle dealer, or seller of the HMMWV). Defines upfitter to mean a mechanic, body shop, or custom builder. 


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