Bill Summary for H 486 (2017-2018)
Jun 27 2017
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AN ACT TO DIRECT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM AND THE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM TO ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT A UNIFORM POLICY TO REQUIRE THAT A STUDENT WHO IS A NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MEMBER PLACED ON ACTIVE DUTY STATUS BE GIVEN AN EXCUSED ABSENCE FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME THE STUDENT IS ON ACTIVE DUTY AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO THE STUDENT FOR COMPLETION OR WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES THAT WILL NOT PENALIZE THE STUDENT ACADEMICALLY; TO BROADEN THE NATIONAL GUARD TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO COVER STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN APPROVED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM; TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW FOR IN‑STATE TUITION FOR VETERANS; AND TO PROHIBIT THE CLOSURE OF THE EASTERN CAROLINA STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IN GOLDSBORO.Intro. by G. Martin, Szoka.
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Senate amendment #1 adds the following to the 2nd edition. Prohibits the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) from closing any of the State-owned veterans' cemeteries. Directs DMVA to continue to operate all the State-owned veterans' cemeteries and maintain the current level of operations at each of those cemeteries. Directs the Office of State Budget and Management to realign the base budget for DMVA for the 2017-19 fiscal biennium to increase receipts and include operational costs of the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro. Makes organizational and conforming changes. Changes the act's long title.