AN ACT TO ALLOW CERTAIN EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS TO CONDUCT A GAME NIGHT AT A LOCATION THAT IS NOT A QUALIFIED FACILITY.
Expands GS 14-309.26, which authorizes exempt organizations to conduct game nights at qualified facilities, as those terms are defined in GS 14-309.25, subject to the provisions of Part 4 of Article 37, which govern game nights. Adds a new subsection to authorize an exempt organization, defined in GS 14-309.25 to require continuous existence for at least five years, that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and operates a specialized community residential center for individuals with developmental disabilities licensed under GS Chapter 122C, to conduct a game night in a location that is not a qualified facility so long as the game night is conducted in accordance with the provisions of Part 4 and the exempt organization has been issued a special one-time permit under GS 18B-1002(a)(5) to be used for the game night.
Adds to the required game night permit application content set forth in GS 14-309.27, the location of the facility and the area of the facility where the event will be held (previously only required the area of the premises in which the event will be held).
Makes conforming changes to GS 14-309.28, restricting the facility authorized to host a game night under Part 4 to no more than two game nights in any calendar month (was, limited to a qualified facility).
Makes technical changes throughout Part 4 to refer to the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division (was, Branch) of the Department of Public Safety.
Applies to game nights conducted on or after July 1, 2021.