AN ACT to appropriate funds to the military presence stabilization fund.


The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.  By August 15, 2020, the Department of Commerce shall transfer the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) in nonrecurring funds from the cash balance in the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund (Budget Code: 24609; Fund Code: 2590) to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (Budget Code: 13050; Fund Code: 1400) for deposit in the Military Presence Stabilization Fund established in G.S. 143B‑1217. The funds transferred in this act are appropriated for the 2020‑2021 fiscal year and shall be used to sustain and maintain the State's military programs and activities by providing grants for local communities or military installations, updates to strategic planning, federal advocacy, and identification of measures to increase the military value of installations.

SECTION 2.  The provisions of the State Budget Act, Chapter 143C of the General Statutes, are reenacted and shall remain in full force and effect and are incorporated in this act by reference.

SECTION 3.  Except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, shall remain in effect.

SECTION 4.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2020.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 11th day of June, 2020.



                                                                    s/  Philip E. Berger

                                                                         President Pro Tempore of the Senate



                                                                    s/  Tim Moore

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives



                                                                    s/  Roy Cooper




Approved 2:21 p.m. this 19th day of June, 2020