Local Politics

Perdue signs bills with military theme

Posted August 4, 2010 5:09 p.m. EDT
Updated August 9, 2010 8:31 a.m. EDT

— Gov. Bev Perdue signed four bills related to military issues Wednesday at the National Guard facility in Morrisville.

Among the new laws is protection for soldiers facing foreclosure. The law would prohibit the seizure of any property during active duty or for up to 90 days after any active duty.

Another law eases absentee voting for those deployed overseas or out of state.

A third law adopts as a state symbol the Honor and Remember Flag which recognizes the sacrifice of fallen soldiers. The law also makes it easier to return servicemember’s remains to family.

The last one presses for similarity between Guard regulations and the federal Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Perdue spent the day at the facility posing for photographs and chatting with servicemembers and their families.