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NORTH CAROLINA – public health codes


Issue: HB 56 – Public Health Codes


Affects:  Those who operate, build and service public pools.


Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org


Bill Summary: This measure directs the Commission for Public Health to revise the illumination rule to require pool illumination sufficient to illuminate the main drains of a pool. The Commission shall also require pool illumination sufficient to illuminate the deck area of a pool so that it is visible at all times the pool is in use but shall not require specific foot candles of illumination for the deck area. The rule adopted by the Commission, pursuant to this section, shall be substantively identical to the provisions previously described. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are not subject to limitations on environmental rules under G.S. 150B-19.3. The rules adopted pursuant to this measure shall become effective on the earlier of the thirty-first legislative day or the day of adjournment of the next regular session of the General Assembly that begins at least 25 days after the date the Commission approved the rule.


Status: Reported from Conference Committee; passed House; passed Senate August 30. Sent to Governor August 31. Vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper (D) on September 21. The Legislature overrode this veto October 5 by a vote of 31-15 in the Senate and a vote of 70-42 in the House. This measure has been enacted.


Governor's veto message (9/21/2017):   http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/h56Veto/letter.pdf


Current version (8/31/2017): http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H56v7.pdf