NC Budget Bill passed
Shortly after passing the Budget Bill on 18 November, the General Assembly recessed until 30 December 2021. The 2021 Long Session resulted in significant State legislation of interest to MOAA members. The State Income Tax deduction for military and survivors retired pay was the major accomplishment. But the General Assembly also passed three bills that primarily benefit Active Duty service members and their families. These include: an Interstate Licensing Compact for Occupational Therapy; an education bill that ensures in-state tuition continuity for military dependents and allows military dependents to immediately participate in school sports and activities when transferring into the state; and DMV protections for deployed service members. These laws will contribute to improving NC’s status as a MOAA Top 10 Military Friendly State.