Bill Summary for S 173 (2021)

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Jun 22 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 173 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 2, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR SCHOOL FACE COVERING DETERMINATIONS DURING THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.
Intro. by Krawiec, Burgin, Perry.

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House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and now provides the following.

Grants the governing board of any public school unit or any nonpublic school the exclusive authority to determine the use of face coverings, and any appropriate exceptions to those requirements, during the instructional day on its respective campus for the 2021-22 school year. 

Authorizes the Governor to require the use of face coverings for an individual public or nonpublic school for the 2021-22 school year to reduce the transmission of an airborne communicable disease during a state of emergency, with specified reasons for the requirement stated in the executive order. Bars a single executive order from including a statewide face covering requirement for public or nonpublic schools. 

Changes the act's titles. 

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