AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR THE ILLEGAL OPERATION OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES.
Identical to H 39 introduced on 2/3/15.
Article 14B of GS Chapter 95 is known as the Amusement Device Safety Act of North Carolina (Act). Amends GS 95-111.13 regarding violations, civil and criminal penalties, and appeal rights under the Act, to increase the civil and criminal penalties for violations under the Act. Makes willful violations that result in the serious injury or death of a person a Class E felony punishable by a fine of up to $50,000 (was, a Class 2 misdemeanor with a fine of up to $10,000). Other willful violations of the Article are a Class 2 misdemeanor with a fine of up to $10,000. Effective December 1, 2015, and applies to violations occurring on or after that date.
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