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Legislative Round-Up | March 2024

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TNPA Takes the Hill to Talk Universal Charitable Deduction, Privacy, and AI

On March 20, The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) had another of its Capitol Hill Days. It was fast-paced, with participants meeting with eight Senate offices, including meetings with Senators James Lankford (R-OK), the lead Senate Republican on S. 566, the Charitable Act (the Universal Charitable Deduction legislation) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a co-sponsor of the Charitable Act and a key supporter of the IRA Charitable Rollover Expansion legislation signed into law in December 2022.

The Charitable Act now has 22 of the 100 Senators who have signed on to this legislation of Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE). Our day on the Hill had us meeting with the offices of two potential additions to the list of cosponsors

of the bill – Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO). A key takeaway of Capitol Hill Day was that on December 31, 2025, in 21 months, $3 Trillion of tax provisions enacted in 2017 are up for renewal. This makes the point about the importance of adding additional cosponsors to the Charitable Act as this important date approaches!

Although comprehensive national privacy legislation is not likely to be taken up this year, several of the meetings addressed this issue. Specifically, national privacy legislation was raised in the meeting with the staff of Senator Ted Budd (R-NC), as well as in the meeting with Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV). Importantly, both Senators Budd and Rosen serve on the Senate Commerce Committee, the principal committee of jurisdiction for privacy legislation.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy was raised in the meetings with the offices of Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Chris Coons (D-DE). Senator Heinrich is the Co-Chair of the Senate AI Caucus, while Senator Coons also serves as a member of this caucus. TNPA will continue building bridges with congressional offices active on the AI front as Congress continues formulating AI policy.

Update on New Jersey’s Daniel’s Law

On Friday, February 23, 2024, TNPA issued an alert on this recently amended New Jersey (NJ) law.  Click here to view that Alert.

At last count, over 140 individual lawsuits were filed. To our knowledge, no nonprofits are among the defendants; partner data companies, however, are.

TNPA has reviewed draft amending language, which appears to solve much, if not all, of the law’s overbroad reach. Should legislators be persuaded to consider an amendment, TNPA is preparing some of our nonprofit members to present our views on the potential harm to our community. In a delicate policy matter such as this, the voices of nonprofits could be constructive. To weigh in on this issue, please contact Robert Tigner,

New Hampshire Privacy Statute

On March 6, New Hampshire (NH) Governor Chris Sununu signed the NH privacy statute into law. The statute does not cover nonprofits. This brings the number of states to fourteen, which have enacted their own state privacy statute. With the patchwork quilt of state privacy laws expanding and likely to continue to expand, the need for one national “Rules of the Road” legislation for the responsible use of data has never been greater. Unfortunately, as reported in this month’s Legislative Round Up and previous issues, comprehensive national privacy legislation will not likely be taken up this year. Accordingly, during last week’s Capitol Hill Day, it was important that TNPA had meetings in the offices of Senators Ted Budd (R-NC) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who both serve on the Senate Commerce Committee, the principal committee of jurisdiction for privacy legislation. TNPA continues to lay a foundation to build support for privacy legislation, which Congress could consider next year.

Further Legislation in the States

Read more about new state laws and proposed state bills that could impact the work of the nonprofit sector by visiting TNPA’s State Legislation webpage.

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Save the Date | TNPA Advocacy Week

June 11 to 13, 2024

Look for more info and registration options coming in mid-April.

Around Capitol Hill in 90 Seconds with Mark Micali
March 2024 | Recorded: 3.7.2024

Congressional Spotlight: Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE)

Each month TNPA introduces you to a member of Congress who is a leader on legislative matters important to our TNPA community, with representation from both parties.

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Q&A with Senator Pete Ricketts

TNPA has worked closely with Senator Pete Ricketts of Nebraska. TNPA had the opportunity to ask the Senator a few questions, and share them here:

When was the moment you realized you were serious about getting into public service?

I was asked by Senator Chuck Hagel to consider running for Senate, and after a period of discernment and prayer, decided that was what I was supposed to do.

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Mark Micali
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Mark Micali is Vice President, Government Affairs for The Nonprofit Alliance and has spent his career on Capitol Hill.  You can reach him at

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