GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 110-86(3) is rewritten to read:
"(3) 'Day-care facility' includes any child day-care center or child care arrangement which provides day care for more than five children, not including the operator's after-school children, under the age of 13, on a regular basis of at least once per week for more than four hours but less than 24 hours per day, regardless of the time of day and regardless of whether the same children attend regularly. The following are not included:
public schools; nonpublic schools whether or not accredited by the State Department of Public Instruction, which regularly and exclusively provide a course of grade school instruction to children who are of public school age; summer camps having children in full-time residence; summer day camps which are run by nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter 105 of the General Statutes; Bible schools conducted during vacation periods; and cooperative arrangements among parents to provide care for their own children as a convenience rather than for employment."
Sec. 2. G.S. 110-91(6) is amended by deleting the period from the end and by substituting the following:
"provided, also, that a facility operating exclusively during the evening and early morning hours, between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., need not meet the out-door play area requirements mandated by this subdivision."
Sec. 3. This act shall become effective October 1, 1983.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 4th day of March, 1983.