AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT A LOCAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY INCLUDES THE AUTHORITY TO CLOSE ROADS AND PUBLIC VEHICULAR AREAS TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE EMERGENCY. SL 2019-89. Enacted July 8, 2019. Effective July 8, 2019.
Bill Summaries: H917 EMERGENCY DECLARATION/CLARIFY RD CLOSURE.
Summary date: Jul 8 2019 - View Summary
Summary date: Apr 30 2019 - View Summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Further expands the authority provided in GS 116A-19.31 to include closure of streets, highways, bridges, and other areas ordinarily used for vehicular travel (was only roads and public vehicular areas). Limits closures under the authority to the emergency area under the local declaration. Adds that an ordinance can designate the sheriff to exercise the authority granted by the act. Subjects the authority granted by the act to GS 166A-19.70(c) and (d), concerning when ordinances dealing with states of emergency and their restrictions and limitations take effect.
Summary date: Apr 22 2019 - View Summary
Amends GS 116A-19.31 as the title indicates. Requires notification of such closures to be given to the Department of Transportation as soon as practicable. Makes additional clarifying and technical changes.