Bill Summaries: H70 (2011-2012 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 10 2011 - View summary

    Creates a process to compensate individuals who were sterilized between 1929 and 1975 under the NC eugenics sterilization program. Requires that a verifiable claim for compensation be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by June 30, 2014. Requires DHHS to determine eligibility, provide notice by mail to claimants, and adopt procedural rules related to submitted claims. Sets compensation for an eligible claim at $20,000 to be issued by the State Treasurer upon notification of an eligible claim by DHHS. Establishes the Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Fund, on deposit with the State Treasurer, and prohibits any funds from reverting until all verified claims are paid. Allows the State Treasurer to invest funds in the same manner as other state money, subject to oversight by the State Auditor.
    Appropriates $18,480,000 for 2011-12 from the General Fund to the State Treasurer to fund the Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Fund. Also appropriates $165,000 for 2011-12 from the General Fund to DHHS to administer the processing of claims. Includes whereas clauses.
    Effective July 1, 2011.