Representative Hall Files Uniformed Heroes Voting Act

Raleigh, NC – Representatives D. Hall (R-Caldwell), McNeill (R-Moore, Randolph), C. Smith (R-Columbus, Pender) and Miller (R-Brunswick, New Hanover) have filed HB 807 “Uniformed Heroes Voting Act.” During the 2020 election cycle, two uniformed law enforcement officers were denied their right to vote simply because they arrived at the polling place wearing their uniforms. According …

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 …

Eminent Domain Amendment Approved by N.C. House to Strengthen Property Rights

Raleigh, N.C. – A supermajority of the North Carolina House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday that would strengthen private property rights against eminent domain land takings if approved by voters in 2022. House Bill 271 Eminent Domain is sponsored by Rep. Dennis Riddell (R-Alamance), Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), Rep. Steve Tyson (R-Craven), and …

H.R.1, A Clear and Present Danger to State Election Sovereignty

The 2020 elections exposed improper practices, security failures, and suspicious decisions that have caused millions in the U.S. to question the legitimacy of the election's outcome. In the worst cases, we saw election laws being changed through litigation and by state officials with no constitutional power to do so.  Many legislatures across the country have …

Roy Cooper Has Amassed More Vetoes Than All Prior Governors Combined

In his first term, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed more legislation than all prior Governors combined. A grand total of 53 in his first term looms large over the 29 total vetoes of all former North Carolina Governors. In addition to the 53 vetoes from his first term, Governor Cooper has already blocked one bill early …