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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    June 13, 2019

    1. Take 5 Minutes to Share Your Experience with the New Nonprofit Parking Tax
    2. Take Action Today to Oppose Proposal to Redefine the Poverty Line
    3. U.S. Senate Task Force Seeks Nonprofit Input on Disaster Tax Relief 
    4. Report Highlights How Universal Charitable Tax Incentive Would Increase Donations to Nonprofits 
    5. NC Senate and NC House of Representatives Continue Negotiations on State Budget 
    6. Report Highlights Deficiencies in North Carolina’s Distribution of Hurricane Relief Funds
    7. NC Senate Committee Approves Bill to Clarify Sales Tax Exemption for Educational Events
    8. New Toolkit Helps Provides Resources for Nonprofits on Census Citizenship Question
    9. Join a Free Webinar to Learn How Nonprofits Can Promote Equity in Voting 
    10. IRS Issues Final Regulations on State and Local Tax Credits for Charitable Contributions

    June 7, 2019

    1. Center offers Congress suggestions on tax laws to help nonprofits respond to natural disasters
    2. Center urges members of Congress to pass laws that help nonprofits better serve communities
    3. NC Senate and NC House of Representatives begin negotiations on state budget
    4. NC Senate bill would clarify sales tax exemption for educational events
    5. CHARITY Act introduced in U.S. Senate
    6. New report shows how nonprofits promote equity in voting through nonpartisan engagement
    7. U.S. House moves toward full funding for the 2020 Census

    May 31, 2019

    1. NC Senate Approves Its Version of State Budget 
    2. NC Senate Budget Would Incentivize Charitable Contributions from IRAs
    3. U.S. Senate Task Force to Look at Tax Relief after Natural Disasters

    May 24, 2019

    1. Let us know: What nonprofit policy issues should we share with members of Congress?
    2. Center submits comments on DOL overtime proposal
    3. NC Senate plans to vote on state budget next week
    4. U.S. Senate task force to look at tax relief after natural disasters
    5. NC Senate approves bill that would incentivize charitable contributions from IRAs
    6. Trump Administration proposes redefining poverty line
    7. Report highlights deficiencies in North Carolina's distribution of hurricane relief funds

    May 17, 2019

    1. Nonprofit game nights will be legal starting next month
    2. NC Senate approves bill that would incentivize charitable contributions from IRAs
    3. Let us know: Did #NonprofitTaxDay take dollars away from your nonprofit's work?
    4. Public comments due by next Tuesday on DOL overtime proposal
    5. Take 3 minutes to explain why your nonprofit isn't (or is) doing voter engagement work
    6. Reminder: Labor law posters are free

    May 10, 2019

    1. NC House unanimously approves bill to increase charitable solicitation exemption
    2. New this year! Nonprofit Tax Day is May 15
    3. State revenue surplus reduces pressure on legislators to tax nonprofits
    4. President awarded "Four Pinocchios" for mis-statements on nonprofit partisanship
    5. Legislators consider bills affecting nonprofits leading up to crossover deadline
    6. Take 5 minutes to share why your nonprofit isn't (or is) doing voter engagement work
    7. Join a free webinar to learn how to be a better ally to voters with disabilities
    8. Learn more about cyber security on the 2020 Census

    May 3, 2019

    1. NC House gives initial approval of state budget 
    2. NC House budget would incentivize charitable contributions from IRAs
    3. NC House committee approves bill to improve state nonprofit laws
    4. Learn more about nonpartisan redistricting...and take action next Tuesday
    5. President misrepresents law on nonprofit nonpartisanship
    6. Second NC Senate committee approves nonprofit annual report legislation 
    7. Nonprofit game night legislation goes to governor for consideration
    8. NC Senate committee approves bill to allow state auditor to conduct verification audits
    9. NC House bill would add notice requirement after security breaches involving personal information
    10. NC House approves bill to create new posting requirement for state grantees

    April 26, 2019

    1. Learn More About State Legislative Proposals That Would Impact the Work of Nonprofits
    2. NC Senate Committee Approves Nonprofit Annual Report Legislation 
    3. NC House to Vote on State Budget Next Week
    4. NC House Bill Would Create (Very Limited) Tax Credit for Charitable Contributions
    5. New Analysis Finds that Nonprofits Contribute Significantly to the U.S. Tax Base
    6. NC Senate Approves Nonprofit Game Night Legislation
    7. NC House Approves Bill to Ease Duplicative Reporting Requirements for Some Nonprofits
    8. Supreme Court Holds Oral Hearing on Census Citizenship Question
    9. Legislation Introduced to Create Citizens Redistricting Commission
    10. Legislators Consider Bills Affecting Nonprofits Leading up to Crossover Deadline
    11. New Report Highlights Lack of IRS Oversight of Non-501(c)(3) Nonprofits
    12. NC House Bill Would Prohibit Housing Discrimination Based on Sources of Income

    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