Bill Summary for S 599 (2019-2020)

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Jun 16 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 amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends the capacity limit for establishments located in minor league baseball stadiums serving outdoor food and drink under Section 2(a)(4) of HB 594 from 10% of the permanent seating capacity of the stadium to 10% of the spectator capacity of the stadium.

Adds a new Section 3 authorizing the Governor, with the concurrence of a majority of the Council of State, to exercise emergency powers under GS 166A-19.30(b) or (c) related to skating rinks and bowling alleys under a state of emergency declared pursuant to GS Chapter 166A. Requires the Governor to contact each member of the Council of State and document that member’s concurrence, nonconcurrence, or no response. Allows the authorization to be exercised by the Governor notwithstanding the limitations on exercising emergency powers related to skating rinks and bowling alleys provided for in Section 1 of the bill.

Adds a new Section 4 requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of Environmental Quality to notify the Governor and receive the concurrence of a majority of the Council of State prior to issuing an Order of Abatement of an Imminent Hazard pursuant to GS 130A-20 related to COVID-19 requiring the closure of skating rinks and bowling alleys. Requires contact with each member of the Council of State and documentation of that member’s concurrence, nonconcurrence, or no response.

Renumbers remaining bill sections accordingly.

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