Bill Summaries: S891 DMVA OMNIBUS BILL.

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  • Summary date: May 31 2022 - View Summary

    Section 1

    Amends GS 93B-2 to require occupational licensing boards and State agency licensing boards to annually inform the Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) by July 1 beginning in 2022 of the person responsible for filing information on licensing applications submitted by military-trained persons or military spouses pursuant to GS 93B-2.

    Amends GS 93B-15.1 to require occupational licensing boards and State licensing boards to require all applications for licensure, certification, or registration to include a question requiring indication of whether the applicant is military-trained or a military spouse. 

    Appropriates $95,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to DMVA for 2022-23 to fund one full-time position to assist occupational licensing boards and State agency boards in complying with the act's provisions. Effective July 1, 2022.

    Section 2

    Amends GS 105-153.5 to allow for an individual income tax deduction for retirement pay from the US uniformed services (was, Armed Forces) to a retired member that has served at least 20 years in the uniformed services, or is medically retired under specified federal law (excluding severance pay due to separation as previously specified). Defines uniformed services by cross-reference to federal law. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. 

    Section 3

    Enacts the following provisions to Article 29B, GS Chapter 115C. Establishes that children enrolled in K-12th grade in the household of a member of the National Guard or Reserve not in an active duty status have the same protections and benefits as children of active duty members of the uniformed services under the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Compact), now organized as Part 1 of the Article. Additionally, deems children of members of the National Guard or Reserve in the Inactive National Guard (ING) or Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) to have the protections and benefits authorized by these provisions only for the academic school year immediately following the member's transfer into the ING or IRR. Directs DMVA to consult with the State Board of Education to administer and enforce these provisions consistent with the Compact. Authorizes DMVA and the State Board to adopt implementing rules. Applicable beginning with the 2022-23 academic school year.

    Section 4

    Amends the NC Human Resources Act, GS Chapter 126, expanding the defined term eligible veteran as it applies to the Act to include any veteran (was, a veteran who served during a period of war). Makes conforming changes. Makes clarifying changes to GS 126-81.

    Amends GS 128-15, which establishes State policy regarding preference for eligible veterans in public employment, to mirror changes made to GS Chapter 126, expanding the defined term eligible veteran to include any veteran rather than veterans who served during a period of war. Makes conforming changes.

    Section 5

    Enacts GS 153A-460 concerning counties, and GS 160A-499.5 concerning cities, authorizing local governments to enter into Intergovernmental Support Agreements with the Secretary of a military branch of the US Armed Forces to provide installation-support services as authorized by identified federal law.