North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 165 Veterans

Article 1 - Department of Administration.

  • § 165-1   North Carolina Veterans Commission renamed
    The North Carolina Veterans Commission is hereby renamed the Department of Administration. The Department shall assume all duties, responsibilities and powers formerly exercised by the...
  • § 165-2   References changed
    Wherever in the General Statutes the words "North Carolina Veterans Commission" appear, the same shall be stricken out and the words "North Carolina Department of...
  • § 165-3   Definitions
    Wherever used in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in this section shall have the following meaning: (1) "Commission" means the...
  • § 165-4   Purpose
    The purpose of this Article is to provide assistance to veterans, their families and their dependents, in obtaining or maintaining privileges, rights and benefits to...
  • § 165-5   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 620, s. 9
  • § 165-6   Powers and duties of the Department
    In furtherance of the stated purpose of this Article, the Department is hereby authorized and empowered to do the following: (1) To assist veterans, their...
  • § 165-7   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 620, s. 9
  • § 165-8   Quarters
    The Department of Administration shall provide, in the City of Raleigh, adequate quarters for the central office of the Department of Administration. The Department of...
  • § 165-9   Appropriations
    Appropriations for the Department shall be made from the general fund of the State, and the Governor, with the approval of the Council of State,...
  • § 165-10   Transfer of veterans' activities
    The Governor may transfer to the Department such funds, facilities, properties and activities now being held or administered by the State for the benefit of...
  • § 165-11   Copies of records to be furnished to the Department of Administration
    (a) Whenever copies of any State and local public records are requested by a representative of the Department of Administration in assisting persons in obtaining...
  • § 165-11.1   Confidentiality of Veterans Affairs records
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of Chapter 143B, no records of the Division of Veterans Affairs in the Department of Administration shall be disclosed or used...

Article 2 - Minor Veterans.

  • § 165-12   Short title
    This Article may be cited as "The Minor Veterans Enabling Act." (1945, c. 770.)
  • § 165-13   Definition
    As used in this Article, "veteran" means any person who may be entitled to any benefits or rights under the laws of the United States,...
  • § 165-14   Application of Article
    This Article applies to every person, either male or female, 18 years of age or over, but under 21 years of age, who is, or...
  • § 165-15   Purpose of Article
    The purpose of this Article is to remove the disqualification of age which would otherwise prevent persons to whom this Article applies from taking advantage...
  • § 165-16   Rights conferred; limitation
    (a) Every person to whom this Article applies is hereby authorized and empowered, in his or her own name without order of court or the...

Article 3 - Minor Spouses of Veterans.

  • § 165-17   Definition
    As used in this Article, "veteran" means any person who may be entitled to any benefits or rights under the laws of the United States,...
  • § 165-18   Rights conferred
    (a) Any person under the age of 18 years who is the husband or wife of a veteran, is hereby authorized and empowered in his...

Article 4 - Scholarships for Children of War Veterans.

  • § 165-19   Purpose
    In appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina's war veterans and as evidence of this State's concern for their children, there is hereby...
  • § 165-20   Definitions
    As used in this Article the terms defined in this section shall have the following meaning: (1) "Active federal service" means full‑time duty in the...
  • § 165-21   Scholarship
    (a) A scholarship granted pursuant to this Article shall consist of the following benefits in either a State or private educational institution: (1) With respect...
  • § 165-22   Classes or categories of eligibility under which scholarships may be awarded
    A child, as defined in this Article, who falls within the provisions of any eligibility class described below shall, upon proper application be considered for...
  • § 165-22.1   Administration and funding
    (a) The administration of the scholarship program shall be vested in the Department of Administration, and the disbursing and accounting activities required shall be a...

Article 5 - Veterans' Recreation Authorities.

  • § 165-23   Short title
    This Article may be referred to as the "Veterans' Recreation Authorities Law." (1945, c. 460, s. 1.)
  • § 165-24   Finding and declaration of necessity
    It is hereby declared that conditions resulting from the concentration in various cities and towns of the State having a population of more than one...
  • § 165-25   Definitions
    The following terms, wherever used or referred to in this Article, shall have the following respective meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the...
  • § 165-26   Creation of authority
    If the council of any city in the State having a population of more than one hundred thousand, according to the last federal census, shall,...
  • § 165-27   Appointment, qualifications and tenure of commissioners
    An authority shall consist of five commissioners appointed by the mayor, and he shall designate the first chairman. Of the commissioners who are first appointed,...
  • § 165-28   Duty of the authority and commissioners of the authority
    The authority and its commissioners shall be under a statutory duty to comply or to cause compliance strictly with all provisions of this Article and...
  • § 165-29   Interested commissioners or employees
    No commissioner or employee of any authority shall acquire any interest, direct or indirect, in any veterans' recreation project or in any property included or...
  • § 165-30   Removal of commissioners
    The mayor may remove a commissioner for inefficiency or neglect of duty or misconduct in office, but only after the commissioner shall have been given...
  • § 165-31   Powers of authority
    An authority shall constitute a public body and a body corporate and politic, exercising public powers, and having all the powers necessary or convenient to...
  • § 165-32   Zoning and building laws
    All recreation projects of an authority shall be subject to the planning, zoning, sanitary and building laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the locality in...
  • § 165-33   Tax exemptions
    The authority shall be exempt from the payment of any taxes or fees to the State or any subdivisions thereof, or to any officer or...
  • § 165-34   Reports
    The authority shall, at least once a year, file with the mayor of the city an audit report by a certified public accountant of its...
  • § 165-35   Exemption from Local Government and County Fiscal Control Acts
    The authority shall be exempt from the operation and provisions of Chapter 60 of the Public Laws of North Carolina of 1931, known as the...
  • § 165-36   Conveyance, lease or transfer of property by a city or county to an authority
    Any city or county, in order to provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair or management of any veterans' recreation project, or in order to...
  • § 165-37   Contracts, etc., with federal government
    In addition to the powers conferred upon the authority by other provisions of this Article, the authority is empowered to borrow money and/or accept grants...
  • § 165-38   Article controlling
    Insofar as the provisions of this Article are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, the provisions of this Article shall be controlling: Provided,...

Article 6 - Powers of Attorney.

Article 7 - Miscellaneous Provisions.

Article 7A - Priority in Employment Assistance for United States Armed Forces Veterans.

  • § 165-44.1   Purpose
    The General Assembly finds and declares that veterans in North Carolina represent a strong, productive part of the workforce of this State and are disadvantaged...
  • § 165-44.2   Veteran defined
    For the purposes of this Article, "veteran" means a person who served on active duty (other than for training) in any component of the United...
  • § 165-44.3   Priority defined
    For the purposes of this Article, "priority" for veterans means that eligible veterans who register or otherwise apply for services shall be extended the opportunity...
  • § 165-44.4   Coverage defined
    This Article shall apply to any State agency, department and institution, any county, city, or other political subdivision of the State, any board or commission,...
  • § 165-44.5   Priority employment assistance directed
    All covered service providers, as specified in G.S. 165‑44.4, shall establish procedures to provide veterans with priority, not inconsistent with existing federal or State law,...
  • § 165-44.6   Implementation and performance measures
    The North Carolina Commission on Workforce Preparedness shall: (1) Issue implementing directives that shall apply to all covered service providers as specified in G.S. 165‑44.4,...

Article 8 - State Veterans Home.

  • § 165-45   Short Title
    This Article may be referred to as the "State Veterans Home Act". (1995, c. 346, s. 1.)
  • § 165-46   Establishment
    The State of North Carolina shall construct, maintain, and operate veterans homes for the aged and infirm veterans resident in this State under the administrative...
  • § 165-47   Exemption from certificate of need
    Any state veterans home established by the Division of Veterans Affairs shall be exempt from the certificate of need requirements as set out in Article...
  • § 165-48   North Carolina Veterans Home Trust Fund
    (a) Establishment. A trust fund shall be established in the State treasury, for the Division of Veterans Affairs, to be known as the North Carolina...
  • § 165-49   Funding
    (a) The Division of Veterans Affairs of the Department of Administration may apply for and receive federal aid and assistance from the United States Department...
  • § 165-50   Contracted operation of homes
    The Veterans Affairs Commission may contract with persons or other nongovernmental entities to operate each State veterans home. Contracts for the procurement of services to...
  • § 165-51   Program staff
    The Division shall appoint and fix the salary of an Administrative Officer for the State veterans home program. The Administrative Officer shall be an honorably...
  • § 165-52   Admission and dismissal authority
    The Veterans Affairs Commission shall have authority to determine administrative standards for admission and dismissal, as well as the medical conditions, of all persons admitted...
  • § 165-53   Eligibility and priorities
    (a) To be eligible for admission to a State veterans home, an applicant shall meet the following requirements: (1) The veteran shall have served in...
  • § 165-54   Deposit required
    Each resident of any State veterans home shall pay to the Division of Veterans Affairs the cost of maintaining his or her residence at the...
  • § 165-55   Report and budget
    (a) The Assistant Secretary for Veterans Affairs shall report annually to the Secretary of the Department of Administration on the activities of the State Veterans...