SB 115 – Students, Parents, Community Rights Act

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Todd Johnson (R-Union); Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell, Yadkin); Sen. Tom McInnis (R-Anson, Moore, Richmond, Scotland)


Requires all public and nonpublic high schools in Anson County, Iredell County, Moore County, Richmond County, Scotland County, Union County, and Yadkin County, to limit the number of spectators who are permitted to attend an outdoor sporting event as follows:

  • For outdoor facilities, no more than 50% of facility’s approved occupancy capacity under the fire code, or no more than seven persons for every 1,000 square feet if the facility does not have an occupancy capacity, for outdoor facilities.
  • Schools must comply with both the requirements of the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit and the Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth and Amateur Sports Programs when allowing access to outdoor facilities.


Filed – 2/18/2021