Overview: S.L. 2019-161 enacts the North Carolina Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (NCSCRA) to provide protections for servicemembers engaged in military service and, in some instances, their dependents, in proceedings and transactions involving certain contracts. This act also amends existing State law relating to early rental termination rights by removing references to those service members whose termination rights under federal law have been incorporated into the NCSCRA. These provisions became effective October 1, 2019, and apply to contracts entered into, renewed, or modified on or after that date.
Effective July 25, 2019, this act also provides that a member of the North Carolina National Guard has the right to take leave without pay from the member's civilian employment, rather than being required to use vacation or other accrued leave, when called into service of the State by the Governor.