Bill Summary for S 208 (2019-2020)

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May 1 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 208 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 7, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID-19 CLOSURES FOR SPRING 2020.
Intro. by McInnis, Daniel, Hise.

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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes the previous provisions and now provides the following.

Enacts GS 153A-145.8 (modifying the general police powers of counties) and GS 153A-379 (modifying county authority with regard to planning and development) to prohibit counties from adopting or enforcing ordinances which prohibit or regulate the size of a noncommercial sign, including political signs, that do not exceed specified measurements and are placed on private property with the owner's permission and are outside of any right-of-way of a state highway. Enacts GS 160A-205.4 (modifying the general police powers of cities) and GS 160A-367 (modifying city authority with regard to planning and development) to create identical prohibitions applicable to cities, and signs as described placed on private property with the owner's permission and outside of any right-of-way of a municipal street in addition to those outside of any right-of-way of any state highway. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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