On June 15, 2016, the North Carolina House Judiciary Committee III voted to approve House Bill 1043 (H1043). This means that the bill will now be forwarded to other Committees for study and recommendation. Several amendments to the bill were included in the latest version, including changing the name of the bill to “Sanders’ Law”.
NCAAA is opposed to H1043 in its current form. Unfortunately, the bill was created without adequate input from North Carolina aerial adventure industry experts, operators and stakeholders. We believe the consequence of this bill, as it is currently drafted, will be to weaken an important industry that benefits North Carolina tourism, while failing to provide meaningful qualitative improvements to participant safety.
Moving forward, NCAAA will work diligently with other industry stakeholder organizations within North Carolina to pass legislation that it is appropriate, practical and effective.
The latest version of the bill is attached.
Also, a link to a news story about the bill.