Bill Summary for S 156 (2019-2020)

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Jun 24 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 156 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT TO CLARIFY WHEN SUBSEQUENT COURT ORDERS WILL SUPERSEDE SIMILAR PROVISIONS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RELOCATE ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SUITABLE STATE-OWNED PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED; AND TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN DRUG PRODUCTS FROM SCHEDULING IN THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
Intro. by J. Jackson, Bishop, Daniel.

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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.

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