N.C. House Passes Legislation to Aid Veterans Suffering from Mental Illness

House Bill 370 "No Veteran Left Behind Act" appropriates funds to The Independence Fund, Inc., to establish and implement a pilot program to expand the Veterans Justice Intervention program by working with law enforcement departments in several counties. The Independence Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their …

N.C. House Passes Bill to Exempt PPP Loan Expenses From State Taxes

Raleigh N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed HB334 Temp Align PPP Treatment to Federal Treatment. House Bill 334 would, for the 2020 tax year only, allow individual and corporate taxpayers an income tax deduction for expenses paid using a loan forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program. Generally, federal tax law treats …

Representative Hall Files Bill to Restart Inmate Litter Cleanup Program

Raleigh N.C. – Representative Hall has filed House Bill 549 Reinstate Inmate Litter Crews. If signed into law, this bill would reinstate the previously defunded program that paid inmates from the N.C. Department of Corrections to pick up trash along highways. North Carolina has recently seen a substantial uptick in litter on our roads. After …

Representative Hall Files Bill to Help Firefighters Battling Cancer

Raleigh, N.C. – State House lawmakers Rep. Destin Hall, Rep. John Bell (R- Wayne), Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), and Rep. Jon Hardister (R- Guilford)  have filed HB 535 Firefighters Fighting Cancer Act of 2021 which would provide supplemental insurance for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. This bill would provide a lump sum of $25,000 to $50,000 …