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Legislative Report
January 2018
Mike Flynn
Triangle Chapter Legislative Chair

MOAA, along with other veterans' groups in the state, is pursuing action to gain passage of the following legislation:

Legislative goals on which the Legislative Chair will work in coordination with the North Carolina Council of Chapters and the North Carolina Veterans' Council are outlined here. The Legislative Chair has already coordinated with the office of Congressman David Price and State Representative Grier Martin to schedule meetings.

Federal Issues

  • Sequestration remains the paramount issue facing the Department of Defense. Representative Price recognizes the threat this coupled with the practice of funding by Continuing Resolutions (CRs) poses to military readiness. He has worked to return to a normal budgeting process; however, Congress lacks the will to effect the compromises from both political parties to return to regular order.
  • Pay Raise. The Administration and the U.S. Senate proposed a 2.1% pay raise, less than the 2.4% called for by inflation Fortunately for our active duty service members, the House of Representatives prevailed and our active duty men and women will receive a 2.4%raise in 2018.
  • The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contained a "grandfather clause" which protected current enrollees from substantial increases in TRICARE fees. Unfortunately for retirees not yet under MEDICARE and TRICARE For Life (TFL) the 2017 version of the NDAA eliminated that protection. Consequently retirees not yet under MEDICARE and TFL will face significant increases in their TRICARE fees.

North Carolina issues.

  • Legislation passed that limits college tuition to in-state rates for all service members. Now personnel stationed in North Carolina but whose home state is not North Carolina may attend community colleges and state universities at the in-state rate.
  • Medicaid Waiver Protections (concerns military families) Assures dependents retain MEDICAID waivers when the sponsor is transferred outside North Carolina. The law ensure that the eligibility criteria for Medicaid home- and community-based waivers allow the dependent of a member of the Armed Forces to maintain the dependent's waiver status upon the transfer of the service member to an assignment outside of North Carolina, so long as the service member maintains the State of North Carolina as the legal residence to which the service member intends to return following completion of military service and the dependent meets Medicaid eligibility criteria and all other waiver eligibility criteria upon returning to North Carolina.
  • Extension of Bailey, Emory, Patton. The NC General Assembly took no action on legislation to extend the tax exemptions under the Bailey settlement to retirees who are not covered. As a consequence, we live in a state with a two - tiered retirement system with recent retirees adversely impacted. We plan to continue our efforts in coordination with the Fourth Branch to remedy this inequity.

Contact Your Legistlators

In conversations with our elected representatives the issue of individual involvement is continually addressed. During the current sessions of Congress and the State General Assembly it is important that we make our voices heard. The best way to have your input into legislation which affects you or which affects the active force is to contact your elected state and congressional representatives and senators. Call, write or email but raise your voice to make certain our elected officials know our position on issues important to us.

Federal Contact Info

U.S. Senators

Richard Burr
217 Russell Senate Office
Washington DC 20510
Tel. (202) 224-3154
Online: Contact page

Thom Tillis
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20519
(202) 224-6342
Online: Contact page

U.S. House of Representatives
Number preceding name is district.

4th District
David Price
2108 Rayburn Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel. (202) 225-1784
Online: Contact page

2nd District
George Holding
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Online: Contact page

North Carolina General Assembly Contact Info

State Representatives.
Number preceding name is district.

District 11
Duane Hall
16 W. Jones Street, Rm 1004
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: 919-733-5755
Email: duane.hall@ncleg.net

District 33
Rosa Gill
16 W. Jones Street, Rm 1303
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: 919-733-5880
Email: rosa.gill@ncleg.net

District 34
Grier Martin
16 W. Jones Street, Rm 1023
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: 919-733-5773
E Mail: grier.martin@ncleg.net

District 35
Chris Malone
16 W. Jones Street, Rm 1229
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: 919-715-3010
Email: chris.malone@ncleg.net

District 36
Nelson Dollar
300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm 307B
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone: 919-715-0795
Email: nelson.dollar@ncleg.net

District 38
Yvonne Lewis Holley
16 W. Jones St, R, 1219
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: 919-733-5758
Email: yvonne.holley@ncleg.net

District 39
Darren G. Jackson
300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm 506
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone: 919-733-5974
Email: darren.jackson@ncleg.net

District 40
Joe John
16 W. Jones St, Rm 1013
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone 919-733-5530
Email: joe.john@ncleg.net

District 41
Gayle Adcock
16 W. Jones Street, Rm 1211
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone 919-733-5602
Email: gayle.adcock@ncleg.net

District 49
Cynthia Ball
16 W. Jones Street, Rm 1319
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone 919-733-5860
Email: cynthia.ball@ncleg.net

State Senators
Number preceding name is district.

District 4
Dan Blue
16 W. Jones St, Rm 1129
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone 919-733-5752
Email: dan.blue@ncleg.net

District 15
John Alexander
300 N. Salisbury St, Rm 625
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone 919-733-5925
Email: john.alexander@ncleg.net

District 16
Jay Chaudhuri
16 W. Jones St, Rm 1121
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone 919-715-6400
Email: jay.chaudhuri@ncleg.net

District 17
Tamara Barringer
300 N. Salisbury St, Rm 629
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone 919-733-5653
Email: tamara.barringer@ncleg.net

District 18
Chad Barefoot
300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm 406
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone 919 715-3036
Email: mailto:chad.barefoot@ncleg.net