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  • Summary date: Apr 4 2023 - View Summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Establishes the 11-member North Carolina Family Amusement Park Study Commission (Commission). Sets out membership appointment authority, and provides for filling vacancies. Provides for Commission expense allowances, designation of co-chairs, meeting requirements, staffing, and exercise of powers. Charges the Commission with developing strategies to encourage family amusement parks to locate in tier one counties, by: (1) studying and consulting major family parks outside of the State to determine interest among family parks to expand into the State, the priorities of family parks when considering an expansion into a new state, and any other information relevant to developing a plan that recruits family parks and encourages them to expand into the State and (2) coordinating with relevant State and local governments and agencies to develop strategic economic incentive plans designed to encourage family parks to expand or relocate into the State.

    Appropriates $750,000 for 2023-24 from the General Fund to the Commission for its work under this act.

    Effective July 1, 2023.