"No Veteran Left Behind Act" Passes NC House Committee | Beaufort County Now | Today, the NC House Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee gave unanimous approval to the No Veteran Left Behind Act (HB 370)

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"No Veteran Left Behind Act" Passes NC House Committee

Press Release:

    Raleigh, NC     Today, the NC House Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee gave unanimous approval to the No Veteran Left Behind Act (HB 370), which is designed to help improve how local law enforcement and first responders assist and respond to veterans in crisis.

    "The No Veteran Left Behind Act will help address an important need in our state by providing local officials with additional support in assisting their veteran communities," said primary bill sponsor, House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne). "Our veterans face unique challenges, especially those who have recently returned from combat. This bill will help improve training and services for veterans who are dealing with mental health and substance abuse emergencies."

    Specifically, the No Veteran Left Behind Act creates a pilot program for several military and veteran heavy counties to enhance training for local law enforcement and first responders in veteran-specific crisis intervention. This includes Brunswick, Craven, Cumberland, Onslow, Union and Wayne counties.

    The training will be administered through The Independence Fund Inc., which is a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their families.

    Majority Leader Bell is joined by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow) and Rep. Charlie Miller (R-Brunswick) as primary sponsors of the bill.

    It now goes to the House Appropriations Committee for further review.


  • Contact: Jimmy Milstead
  •     Jimmy.Milstead@ncleg.net

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