S230 - NC Military and Veteran Act of 2019. (SL 2019-201)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-201 does all of the following:
- Provides for a minimum of 2 days per academic year for excused absences related to a parent or legal guardian's service in a combat zone.
- Requires the Program Evaluation Division (PED) to study the extent to which the provisions of G.S. 93B-15.1 have improved the ability of military-trained applicants and military spouses to become licensed by occupational licensing boards in the State.
- Requires the department of social services to collect information regarding the caretaker's military affiliation in the course of an abuse, neglect, or dependency assessment, and if evidence of abuse is found by the director, requires the director to report the abuse to the appropriate military agency.
- Expands the definition of "child" for the purposes of determining college scholarship eligibility for children of North Carolina war veterans to include stepchildren, adopted children, and certain illegitimate children, and requires the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to report certain scholarship data to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government by March 30, 2020.
- Allows for certain military veterans and other individuals to be charged the in-State tuition rate, regardless of the 12-month residency requirement.
This act became effective August 23, 2019.