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

    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

     

    July 26, 2019

    1. DHHS Seeks Nonprofits’ Input and Interest in Healthy Opportunities Pilots
    2. U.S. House Approves Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    3. State Legislators Approve Bill to Maintain Federal Funding 
    4. Prospective New Law Would Require Nonprofits to Charge Sales Tax on Digital Materials
    5. Register Today: Is Your Nonprofit a National Voter Registration Day Partner?

     

    July 19, 2019

    1. Take 5 Minutes Today to Provide Information on Impact of Nonprofit Parking Tax
    2. State Budget Negotiations Remain Stalled
    3. U.S. House Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour 
    4. Reminder: New Law Requires Nonprofits to File 990s Electronically
    5. Court Begins Hearing State Legislative Gerrymandering Case
    6. Legislators Send State Tax Law Changes to Governor for Consideration
    7. First Quarter Lobbying Reports Are Due by Next Monday

     

    July 12, 2019

    1. North Carolina Begins Fiscal Year without a New Budget
    2. NC House Committee Approves Version of Medicaid Expansion 
    3. Take 5 Minutes to Provide Information on Impact of Nonprofit Parking Tax
    4. President Drops Plan to Include Citizenship Question on 2020 Census 
    5. New Law Requires Nonprofits to File 990s Electronically
    6. NC House Approves Bill to Clarify Sales Tax Exemption for Educational Events
    7. NC House Prepares Contingency Plans for Medicaid Transformation without State Budget
    8. General Assembly May Take a One-Month Break After Next Week
    9. Bill Filed in Congress Would Expand 501(c)(3) Status to Include Newspapers: 
    10. First Quarter Lobbying Reports Are Due by July 22 
    11. NC House Approves Bill to Shift Regulation of Raffles and Bingo to Gaming Commission