AN ACT TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID-19 CLOSURES FOR SPRING 2020.
House committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and now provides the following.
Enacts GS 116-310. Provides immunity for institutions of higher learning from claims by individuals for certain liabilities related to COVID-19. Includes constituent institutions of UNC, community colleges, and private postsecondary institutions. Except for breaches of express contract provisions, bad faith or malice, the immunized claims must relate to tuition or fees for the spring 2020 semester, and the institution must have offered remote learning options that allowed students to complete their semester credits. Includes six defined terms. Provides a severability clause. Applies retroactively to acts or omissions occurring from the declaration of COVID-19 emergency on March 10, 2020, until June 1, 2020, and to actions started on or after March 27, 2020.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
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