Bill Summary for S 432 (2019-2020)

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Jun 26 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 432 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 28, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SKATING RINKS, BOWLING ALLEYS, AND VENUES FOR RECEPTIONS OR PARTIES TO RESUME OPERATIONS AND TO AUTHORIZE OUTDOOR STADIUMS OPERATING RESTAURANTS TO OFFER AND OPERATE OUTDOOR DINING AND BEVERAGE SERVICE OPTIONS WHILE ALSO SAFEGUARDING THE PUBLIC HEALTH TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19).
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Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition. Deletes the content of the 4th edition and replaces it with the following.

Authorizes venues for receptions and parties to open and resume operations notwithstanding Executive Order No 141. Establishments allowed to open and resume business are subject to the following requirements: (1) the establishment was in existence and lawfully operating on March 10, 2020; (2) capacity is limited to 50% of authorized fire capacity, 12 people per 1,000 square feet, or 300 people, whichever is less; (3) employees must have daily temperature checks; employees with fevers of 100.4 degrees or higher are prohibited from entering the establishment; (4) all guests must have temperature checks; guests with fevers of 100.4 or higher are prohibited from entering the establishment; (5) employees must wear face masks and gloves; guests are encouraged to wear face masks; (6) food self-service or buffet options prohibited; (7) hand sanitizer must be available throughout the establishment; (8) the establishment must maintain and enforce social distancing recommended by the CDC and NC Division of Public Health; (9) the establishment must comply with all NC Division of Public Health rules applicable to restaurants; (10) employees conduct frequent cleaning at specified intervals; (11) signage must be posted to remind guests and employees of social distancing and sanitizing requirements; and (12) the establishment must collect and retain guest contact information for 15 days after the event.

Authorizes 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 Executive Order No 141. 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. 

Authorizes skating rinks or bowling alleys to open and resume operations notwithstanding Executive Order No 141, subject to 12 requirements and limitations, including (1) that the establishment was in existence on March 10, 2020, or had a valid certificate of occupancy and business license issued by that date; (2) total indoor capacity is limited to 50% of the authorized fire capacity, less employees; (3) all employees wear a face mask and have their temperature taken daily prior to working; and (4) all personal hygiene areas and amenity services are closed except for toilets, lavatories, and lockers where social distancing is maintained.

Sunsets the authorizations upon the repeal, replacement, or rescission of Executive Order No 141.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

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