Bill Summary for S 599 (2019-2020)

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Jun 15 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 599 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SKATING RINKS AND BOWLING ALLEYS TO RESUME OPERATIONS AND TO MODIFY THE CAPACITY OF TEMPORARY OUTDOOR SEATING FOR FOOD AND DRINK ESTABLISHMENTS.
Intro. by Edwards, Wells, Horner.

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House committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and now provides the following.

Authorizes skating rinks or bowling alleys, as referenced in Executive Order No 141 on May 20, 2020, to open and resume operations 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 authorization when any applicable declaration of emergency prohibitions and restrictions expire or are otherwise terminated to allow skating rinks and bowling alleys to open for full unrestricted operation.

Subject to HB 594 becoming law, which authorizes certain gyms and fitness centers to resume operations and authorizes existing establishments to offer and operate outdoor food and drink services, amends Section 2 of that act to distinguish seating capacity requirements for outdoor food and drink service at establishments located in minor league baseball stadiums. Now sets the maximum seating capacity for establishments located in a minor league baseball stadium at 10% of the permanent seating capacity of the establishment, rather than the standard maximum set for other establishments by that act of the lesser of 50% of the current indoor seating capacity or 100 customers. Sunsets the authorization upon the later of (1) 30 days after any applicable declaration of emergency prohibitions and restrictions expire or are otherwise terminated to permit the establishment to open for full unrestricted service of food and drink, or (2) October 31, 2020.

Changes the act's titles.

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