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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April 12, 2019

  1. Dozens of state legislative proposals would impact the work of nonprofits
  2. Bill introduced in NC House to close health coverage gap in North Carolina
  3. NC House bill would expand charitable solicitation exemptions and nonprofit merger laws
  4. Tax legislation would create state incentive for charitable giving from IRAs
  5. NC House committee approves association health plan legislation
  6. Nonprofit game nights one step closer to becoming legal in North Carolina
  7. Committee approves bill to ease duplicative reporting requirements for some nonprofits
  8. Another proposal to end gerrymandering introduced in NC House of Representatives
  9. NC House bill would expand NC unemployment benefits
  10. Nonprofit VOTE offers free webinar on ways nonprofits can support voters in getting IDs
  11. First quarter lobbying reports due by April 22

April 5, 2019

  1. Tax Legislation Would Create State Incentive for Charitable Giving from IRAs
  2. NC Senate Bill Would Expand Charitable Solicitation Exemptions and Nonprofit Merger Laws
  3. New Legislation Would Provide State Funding for a Variety of NC Nonprofits
  4. Nonprofit Relief Act to be Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives 
  5. New Bills Filed to End Gerrymandering in North Carolina
  6. Nonprofit Amicus Brief Explains Why Supreme Court Should Not Allow Census Citizenship Question
  7. DOL Published Proposed Regulations on “Regular Rate” of Pay for Overtime Calculations
  8. Bills Could Change Various Laws Affecting Nonprofits as Employers
  9. New Legislation Would Create Automatic Voter Registration in North Carolina
  10. NC Senate Bills Would Change SNAP Benefits in North Carolina

March 29, 2019

  1. Annual report legislation would improve public trust in NC nonprofits
  2. NC House bill would ease duplicative reporting requirements for some nonprofits
  3. NC Senate bill would add "mandatory volunteerism" for Medicaid recipients
  4. New association health plan legislation introduced in NC as court invalidates federal AHP rules
  5. U.S. Supreme Court to take up North Carolina redistricting case in March
  6. Take 5 minutes today to ask Congress to repeal tax on nonprofit parking expenses
  7. NC House passes legislation to allow nonprofit game nights
  8. NC Senate bill would exempt nonprofits from paying sales tax
  9. U.S. Department of Labor accepting public comments on FLSA overtime proposal
  10. Let us know: What resources would help your nonprofit "get out the count" in 2020
  11. NC House committee approves bill to create new posting requirement for state grantees

March 22, 2019

  1. NC Senate bill would exempt nonprofits from paying sales tax
  2. Take 5 minutes today to ask Congress to repeal tax on nonprofit parking expenses
  3. Let us know: what resources would help your nonprofit "Get Out the Count" in 2020
  4. NC House committee approves legislation to allow nonprofit game nights
  5. State legislation introduced to improve statewide internet access
  6. North Carolina ranks 32nd in voter turnout in the 2018 election

March 15, 2019

  1. NC Senate approves bill to permit certain types of multi-employer health plans
  2. US Department of Labor proposal for new overtime rule will affect some nonprofit employees
  3. Nonprofits continue to seek repeal of UBIT on parking expenses
  4. President's budget proposal would cut domestic spending
  5. Governor signs law delaying voter ID requirements until 2020 election
  6. NC Senate bill would bring March Madness to nonprofits
  7. NC House bill would improve transparency of state legislative process
  8. NC House approves out-of-state sales tax collection legislation
  9. NC House committee approves bill to create tax credit for donation of deer to nonprofits

March 8, 2019

  1. US Department of Labor proposal for new overtime rule will affect some nonprofit employees
  2. Center asks US Senate to repeal UBIT on nonprofit parking expenses
  3. NC Senate health committee approves bill to permit certain types of multi-employer health plans
  4. NC Senate committee approves legislation to allow nonprofit game nights
  5. Governor Cooper releases budget proposal
  6. Second federal court rules against citizenship question on 2020 Census
  7. New report highlights concerns about undercount of Latino children on 2020 Census
  8. NC House committee approves out-of-state sales tax collection legislation

March 1, 2019

  1. Center publishes 2019 Public Policy Agenda for NC's Nonprofit Sector
  2. NC Senate committee approves bill to permit certain types of multi-employer health plans
  3. NC House committee approves legislation to allow nonprofit game nights
  4. State court strikes down tax cap and voter ID constitutional amendments
  5. US Senate bill would repeal UBIT on nonprofit parking expenses
  6. NC House bill would create new tax credit for donation of deer to nonprofits
  7. US Supreme Court to rule on 2020 Census citizenship question
  8. NC Senate unanimously approves out-of-state sales tax collection legislation
  9. NC House bill would create new posting requirement for state grantees and sub-grantees
  10. NC House legislation would require state contractors to use E-Verify

February 22, 2019

  1. State tax policy could help preserve and expand charitable giving
  2. Center submits comments on IRS guidance about UBIT on parking expenses
  3. Bill filed to amend state constitution to end gerrymandering
  4. NC Senate bill would permit certain types of multi-employer health plans
  5. NC Senate committees approve out-of-state sales tax collection legislation
  6. Learn more about potential challenges to nonprofit tax exemption in 2019
  7. Center releases 2019 public policy agenda for NC's nonprofit sector
  8. NC House bill would allow nonprofit game nights
  9. State Board of Elections seeks public comment on photo ID rules
  10. NC Senate bill would clarify licensing laws for electricians employed by nonprofits

February 15, 2019

  1. Nonpartisan redistricting legislation would strengthen nonprofits' policy influence
  2. Congress and White House prevent another government shutdown
  3. Comments due next Friday on IRS guidance about UBIT on parking and transportation expenses
  4. Learn more about potential challenges to nonprofit tax exemption in 2019
  5. Legislation to politicize 501(c)(3) nonprofits reintroduced in congress
  6. NC Senate bill would allow nonprofit game nights
  7. State Board of Elections seeks public comment on photo ID rules
  8. Federal government streamlines grants with document vault
  9. NC House legislation would require more employers to use E-Verify

February 1, 2019

  1. Let Us Know: What Sector-Wide Policy Issues Would Affect Your Nonprofit?
  2. Bills Filed in NC House and Senate to Increase Access to Health Coverage
  3. Legislators Could Consider Sales Tax Legislation Affecting Nonprofits in 2019
  4. Federal Government Shutdown Demonstrates the Importance of Nonprofits
  5. New Bill in U.S. House Would Create Universal Charitable Deduction

January 25, 2019

  1. U.S. Senate fails to end government shutdown
  2. Learn more about four major state policy issues affecting nonprofits in 2019
  3. Registration still open for 2020 Census conference next Thursday
  4. New report shows impact of new UBIT provisions

January 18, 2019

  1. Partial Government Shutdown Harming Nonprofits and Communities
  2. All Three Sectors of the Economy Unite Against the Federal Government Shutdown
  3. Federal Court Orders Census Bureau to Drop Citizenship Question
  4. Let Us Know: What Sector-Wide Policy Issues Would Affect Your Nonprofit?
  5. Did Tax Law Changes Affect Year-End Giving for Your Nonprofit?
  6. Final 2018 Lobbying Reports Due Next Wednesday
  7. Coalition Offers Training on 2020 Census Preparation for Nonprofits
  8. Nonprofit Leaders Can Run for Office: Join a Free Webinar to Learn More

January 11, 2019

  1. Let Us Know: What Sector-Wide Policy Issues Would Affect Your Nonprofit?
  2. Did Tax Law Changes Affect Year-End Giving for Your Nonprofit?
  3. Political Reform Legislation Could Ease Barriers to Nonprofit Policy Influence
  4. Partial Shutdown of Federal Government Could Affect Nonprofits 
  5. Final 2018 Lobbying Reports Due by January 21
  6. Coalition Offers Training on 2020 Census Preparation for Nonprofits
  7. U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up North Carolina Redistricting Case in March
  8. Nonprofit Leaders Can Run for Office: Join a Free Webinar to Learn More

January 4, 2019

  1. Did Tax Law Changes Affect Year-End Giving for Your Nonprofit?
  2. General Assembly Overrides Veto of Elections and Lobbying Changes
  3. Partial Shutdown of Federal Government Continues
  4. IRS Accepting Public Comments on New Tax on Nonprofit Parking Expenses
  5. IRS Issues Guidance on New Tax on Highly-Compensated Nonprofit Executives
  6. Coalition Offers Training on 2020 Census Preparation for Nonprofits
  7. IRS Issues Guidance on Excluding Part-Time Employees from 403(b) Plans
  8. Legislators Override Veto of Technical Corrections Bill