No Veteran Left Behind Act

  • Read the full Bill here: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/HB%20370 
  • House Bill 370 - No Veteran Left Behind Act, was cleared by the House Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committees on Tuesday. 
    • The Bill is now heading to the Appropriations Committee.
  • The Bill was designed to improve how local law enforcement and first responders assist and respond to Veterans in crisis.
  • This measure 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., 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.