Bill Summary for H 258 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AMUSEMENT PARKS, GAMING AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS WITH VIDEO GAMES AND ARCADE GAMES, AND VENUES FOR RECEPTIONS OR PARTIES TO RESUME OPERATIONS.Intro. by Boles, McNeill.
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Senate amendments makes the following changes to the 4th edition.
Amendment #1 expands the act's provisions to also authorize any fair or carnival that is a member of the NC Association of Agricultural Fairs to open and resume operations. Makes the requirements and restrictions applicable to amusement parks and establishments with video games and arcade games applicable to fairs and carnivals. Makes conforming changes to the executive and departmental authorities set forth in Sections 2 and 3. Modifies the effective date of Section 1, now authorizing amusement parks, establishments with video games and arcade games, and fairs and carnivals to operate, to further specify that the provisions do not expire until applicable declaration of emergency prohibitions and restrictions are terminated to also allow unrestricted mass gatherings (previously, only to allow full unrestricted operations).
Amendment #2 adds a new Section 4.5 to authorize outdoor stadiums with a spectator capacity of 12,000 or less that operates a restaurant on the premises of the stadium to open and operate food and drink service for on-premises consumption notwithstanding a state of emergency declared by the governor or a city or county related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Stadiums allowed to open are subject to seven requirements, including: (1) that the stadium was in existence and lawfully operating with proper ABC permits on March 10, 2020; (2) outdoor food and drink service seating capacity is limited to 10% of the spectator capacity of the stadium; (3) the establishment maintains and enforces social distancing; and (4) the establishment complies with state public health regulations. Effective when the act becomes law and expires upon the later of any applicable state of emergency declaration affecting establishment operations being terminated, or October 31, 2020.
Adds new Section 4.6 and 4.7 to mirror the executive and departmental authorities described in Sections 2 and 3 to make the same provisions applicable to the outdoor stadiums described.