SESSION LAW 2008-126




AN ACT to limit access to identifying information of minor participants in parks and recreation programs of local governments.


The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.  Chapter 132 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 132-1.12. Limited access to identifying information of minors participating in local government parks and recreation programs.

(a)       A public record, as defined by G.S. 132-1, does not include, as to any minor participating in a park or recreation program sponsored by a local government or combination of local governments, any of the following information as to that minor participant: (i) name, (ii) address, (iii) age, (iv) date of birth, (v) telephone number, (vi) the name or address of that minor participant's parent or legal guardian, or (vii) any other identifying information on an application to participate in such program or other records related to that program.

(b)       The county, municipality, and zip code of residence of each participating minor covered by subsection (a) of this section is a public record, with the information listed in subsection (a) of this section redacted.

(c)       Nothing in this section makes the information listed in subsection (a) of this section confidential information."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 10th day of July, 2008.



                                                                    s/ Beverly E. Perdue

                                                                         President of the Senate



                                                                    s/ Joe Hackney

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives



                                                                    s/ Michael F. Easley




Approved 5:55 p.m. this 28th day of July, 2008