Public Policy Updates

Public Policy Updates are a service for current Members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. We track state and federal policy issues that affect all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. 

 

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Recent Issues

    October 18, 2019

    1. Legislators Could Take Up Several Nonprofit Bills This Month (or Next Year)
    2. NC House to Vote on New State Incentive for Charitable Giving
    3. Federal Courts Stop Implementation of “Public Charge” Rule
    4. U.S. House Bill Would Strengthen Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    5. IRS Announces Compliance Priorities for Tax-Exempt Organizations
    6. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due on Monday

     

    October 11, 2019

    1. NC Senate unanimously approves new state incentive for charitable giving
    2. Legislators make no headway on state budget and Medicaid expansion
    3. Learn more about nonprofit advocacy on impeachment proceedings
    4. Third quarter lobbying reports due October 21

     

    October 4, 2019

    1. NC House Could Vote on Legislation to Close the Health Coverage Gap
    2. State Budget Remains in Stuck in NC Senate
    3. NC House Approves (Very Limited) Non-Itemizer Tax Credit for Donations of Property
    4. Federal Court Upholds FCC’s Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules
    5. DOL Issues Overtime Rule That Increases Salary Threshold for Exempt Workers in 2020
    6. Conference Committee to Negotiate Absentee Ballot Legislation 
    7. Reminder: Take 3 Minutes to Share Your National Voter Registration Day Story
    8. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due October 21

     

    September 27, 2019

    1. DOL Issues Overtime Rule That Increases Salary Threshold for Exempt Workers in 2020
    2. Congressional Committee Investigates Tax-Exempt Status of Hate Groups
    3. New Congressional Report Highlights Federal Nonprofit Tax Policy Issues
    4. Take 3 Minutes to Share Your National Voter Registration Day Story
    5. U.S. Senate Passes Continuing Resolution to Prevent Government Shutdown

     

    September 20, 2019

    1. NC House Committee (Again) Approves Legislation to Close the Health Coverage Gap
    2. NC Senate Takes No Action on State Budget
    3. Legislators Approve New Districts for 2020 Election 
    4. U.S. House Passes Continuing Resolution to Avoid Government Shutdown
    5. National Voter Registration Day is Next Tuesday

     

    September 13, 2019

    1. NC House of Representatives Overrides Veto of State Budget
    2. NC House Plans to Vote on Medicaid Expansion
    3. Legislators Prepare New Districts for 2020 Election (with the Help of a Lottery Machine) 
    4. NC House Overrides Governor’s Veto of Medicaid Transformation Funding 
    5. IRS (Again) Proposes Regulations to Exempt Non-501(c)(3)s from Donor Disclosure Rules
    6. NC House Approves Absentee Ballot Legislation that Addresses Many Nonprofits’ Concerns
    7. Let Us Know: Does Your Nonprofit Use Bingo Games for Fundraising Events?
    8. Share Your Feedback with the Center

     

    September 6, 2019

    1. Court Decision on Partisan Gerrymandering is Good News for Nonprofits
    2. Center Offers Hurricane Relief and Recovery Resources for Nonprofits
    3. Medicaid Transformation Delayed Until February 
    4. Last Call! Enroll in a Free Voter Engagement Crash Course
    5. Register Today: Is Your Nonprofit a National Voter Registration Day Partner?
    6. Share Your Feedback with the Center

     

    August 30, 2019

    1. Legislators Approve State Employee Pay Raises as Budget Negotiations Remain Stalled
    2. New Law Creates Pathway for Approval of Association Health Plans in North Carolina
    3. NC House Approves Absentee Ballot Legislation that Addresses Many Nonprofits’ Concerns
    4. Legislators Narrowly Approve Bill to Fund Medicaid Transformation
    5. New Report Analyzes Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Rural Hospitals
    6. NC Senate Approves Tax Refund Proposal
    7. Coming Soon: US Senate Taskforce Report on Disaster Tax Relief
    8. Coming Soon(ish): Final DOL Overtime Rule
    9. DOL Proposes Expanding Exemption from Employment Discrimination Protections
    10. Enroll in a Free Voter Engagement Crash Course for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits

    August 23, 2019

    1. Legislators consider smaller spending bills as budget negotiations remain stalled
    2. NC Senate committees approve bill to fund Medicaid transformation
    3. Legislators consider tax refund proposal
    4. NC House to consider absentee ballot legislation that could affect some nonprofits
    5. Enroll in a free voter engagement crash course for 501(c)(3) nonprofits

     

    August 16, 2019

    1. Association Health Plan Legislation Goes to Governor for Consideration
    2. Final “Public Charge” Regulations Could Create Challenges for Some Nonprofits
    3. Enroll in a Free Voter Engagement Crash Course for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
    4. Register Today: Is Your Nonprofit a National Voter Registration Day Partner?
    5. Reminder: Learn More about (Now Legal!) Nonprofit Game Nights Next Wednesday

     

    August 9, 2019

    1. NC House Approves Association Health Plan Legislation 
    2. New NC House Bill Could Prevent Nonprofits from Helping with Absentee Ballots
    3. Learn More about (Now Legal!) Nonprofit Game Nights 
    4. State Leaders Make Little Headway on Resolving Budget Impasse
    5. NC House Approves Long-Term Study of Access to Health Care
    6. NC Senate Approves Study of Retirement Options for Small Employers
    7. US House Bill Would Allow for Creation of Pre-Tax Flexible Giving Accounts
    8. Join a Free Webinar to Learn About Candidate Engagement by 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
    9. President Signs Bipartisan Budget Agreement into Law
    10. NC House Committee Approves Bill to Expand Broadband Access
    11. Register Today: Is Your Nonprofit a National Voter Registration Day Partner?

     

    August 2, 2019

    1. U.S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    2. NC House Could Consider Association Health Plan Legislation Next Week
    3. Court Rulings Could Further Complicate NC Medicaid Expansion Prospects
    4. Learn More about (Now Legal!) Nonprofit Game Nights 
    5. DHHS Seeks Nonprofits’ Input and Interest in Healthy Opportunities Pilots
    6. North Carolina Enters Second Month without State Budget in Place 
    7. Court Requires IRS to Collect Donor Information on Non-Charitable Nonprofits (For Now)
    8. New State Sales Tax Law Will Affect Some Nonprofits
    9. Register Today: Is Your Nonprofit a National Voter Registration Day Partner?
    10. Join a Free Webinar to Learn About Candidate Engagement by 501(c)(3) Nonprofits