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  SENCLAND : Southeastern North Carolina (SENCLAND) Chapter MOAA Legislative Information: From the Legislative Front

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SENCLAND Website Editorial Policy

Chapter Policy

SENCLAND Chapter maintains a non-partisan policy just as the National and NC Council of Chapters. We are dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring our nation keeps its commitment to all serving and all who have served our country.

Jan 15, 17/ Anonymous/ National/

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HB 83 to Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees

Contact Info for State Representatives

Chapter Members: The message below has been prepared to assist you in contacting your NC State Senators to ask for support of HB 83 - Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees. This is provided in Word format so that you can fill in your Senator’s name and your contact information. It can then be copied and pasted into an email.

You could also add additional personal information, if desired. But the goal is to retain the basic message for consistency and to keep this message short to encourage our Senators and their staffs to read it. You could also provide this message to members of your Chapter who wish to participate.

Thank you for your help in getting this message out to every NC Senator! For your convenience, contact information for your NC Senator can be found at this link: SENCLAND : Legislative Information

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Dear Senator _______________,

I am a member of the SENCLAND Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA) which serves MOAA members who live in your district, plus their family members and survivors. I am also a constituent who lives your District.

I am writing today to ask for your support for HB 83 - Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees. As you know, this Bill, if passed, would permit more recent Military Retirees (those not covered under the Bailey-Patton rulings) to deduct their Military Retired Pay from NC Income Tax. Passage of this legislation would encourage retiring Service Members to stay in, or relocate to, North Carolina, where their contributions to the state economy would be far greater than the revenue lost from this deduction. MOAA and other Veterans organizations have been supporting legislation of this type for many years and are encouraged by the broad support for HB 83 in the House and its progress through the system.

HB 83 passed in the House by a vote of 100 – 5, which shows that it has strong support in the General Assembly. This Bill is now being reviewed in the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the Senate. I would like to ask you to work with your colleagues in the Senate to bring HB 83 out of Committee and to a vote by the full Senate. Passage of this bill would be an excellent step toward making NC a more military friendly state. Thank you for your consideration of this request and for your continuing support of NC military personnel, veterans and their families.

Sincerely,

Name

Contact Information

07/27/21 09:36/ Webmaster/ State/

Become an Active Legislative Advocate

by Barry Coyle, Legislative Chairman

One of the goals of the MOAA NC Council of Chapters Legislative Strategy for 2021-22 is to increase participation by Chapter members in legislative advocacy efforts.

Strong grass roots support for NC and National legislation that benefits MOAA members is one way to ensure that the message of our organization reaches our elected officials.

With in-person meetings and events severely curtailed by COVID-19 restrictions, increased member communication via mail or email is an effective and essential method to get the MOAA message heard in the General Assembly and Congress. I encourage you to become one of our grass roots advocates.

In order to make your participation easier, we will provide Council-approved tools and materials for your use when legislation or events require increased participation. You can, at any time, join in MOAA National advocacy efforts using tools available within MOAA’s on-line Legislative Action Center. Just click on the link below in the dark gray box.

Our first effort in North Carolina for the 2021-22 Legislative Session is to send letters of congratulation and introduction to our newly elected State Senators and Representatives.

Council of Chapters has approved the letter below for this purpose. You can easily fill in the appropriate blocks and then either print the completed letter for signature and mailing, or copy it into an email. I have provided the current contact information for all NC Legislators serving the SENCLAND area in this section of our Web Site. Your Chapter President, Jim Carper and I have already sent these letters to all of those General Assembly members. I encourage you to also send one to the Senator and Representative from your District. It’s quick and easy to become part of this effort and make your voice heard.

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02/24/21 21:09/ Webmaster/ State/

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