AN ACT TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID-19 CLOSURES FOR SPRING 2020. SL 2020-70. Enacted July 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020, and applies to all actions commenced on or after March 27, 2020.
Summary date: Jul 2 2020 - More information
Summary date: Jun 24 2020 - More information
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.
Summary date: May 1 2019 - More information
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes the previous provisions and now provides the following.
Enacts GS 153A-145.8 (modifying the general police powers of counties) and GS 153A-379 (modifying county authority with regard to planning and development) to prohibit counties from adopting or enforcing ordinances which prohibit or regulate the size of a noncommercial sign, including political signs, that do not exceed specified measurements and are placed on private property with the owner's permission and are outside of any right-of-way of a state highway. Enacts GS 160A-205.4 (modifying the general police powers of cities) and GS 160A-367 (modifying city authority with regard to planning and development) to create identical prohibitions applicable to cities, and signs as described placed on private property with the owner's permission and outside of any right-of-way of a municipal street in addition to those outside of any right-of-way of any state highway. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: Apr 30 2019 - More information
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition is to be summarized.
Summary date: Mar 7 2019 - More information
Amends GS 136-32 by excluding political signs that are on private property with the property owner's permission and are outside of any State or municipal right-of-way, from the requirement that signs not be higher than 42 inches above the edge of the pavement of the road or larger than 864 square inches.
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