Bill Summary for S 115 (2021-2022)

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Feb 18 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021-2022 Session
Senate Bill 115 (Local) Filed Thursday, February 18, 2021
AN ACT TO PERMIT INCREASED ACCESS TO OUTDOOR SPORTING FACILITIES IN PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
Intro. by Johnson, Sawyer, McInnis.

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Includes whereas clauses. Limits the scope of the act to Anson, Iredell, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Union, and Yadkin Counties only. Requires all public and nonpublic high schools to limit the number of spectators at outdoor sporting events for the remainder of the scheduled 2020-21 school year, as follows. Defines spectator to exclude athletes, school employees, entertainers, and event support staff. Caps spectators at 50% capacity of an outdoor facility's approved occupancy capacity under the fire code, or no more than seven persons for every 1,000 feet for those without an approved occupancy capacity. Requires high schools to comply with the requirements of the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit as it existed on February 2, 2021, and the Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth and Amateur Sports Programs as it existed on January 28, 2021, in allowing access to outdoor sporting facilities so long as the requirements are consistent with the act's provisions. Does not prohibit a school's implementation of stricter access to outdoor sporting events at that school. 

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