Reestablishes the nine-member House Select Committee on the Preservation of Culture and Customs of Indian Children. Specifies composition of committee and details how vacancies are filled. Authorizes the Speaker of the House of Representatives to designate one representative as chair of the Committee and provides that a quorum of the committee consists of a majority of its members.
Directs Committee to examine any issues or matters that impact the preservation of the customs and culture of Indian children who are not covered under the ICWA and who are the subject of legal proceedings in state courts. Authorizes Committee to also study (1) current state laws applicable to family-related legal proceedings and their impact on retention of the cultural heritage of child members of Indian tribes; (2) guidelines for local departments of social service agencies that would implement the same or similar policies and practices that are applicable to Indian children under federal law; (3) the creation of a state council or commission, to include members of Indian tribes, state and local social services agencies, the judiciary, and other appropriate officials to recommend policies and procedures to the General Assembly; and (4) any other matter that is relevant to promoting the preservation of the customs and culture of Indian children who are the subject of legal proceedings in state courts.
Authorizes the Committee to exercise all powers authorized under GS 120-19 and GS 120-19.1 through GS 120-19.4. Authorizes Committee members to receive certain per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances. Directs the Legislative Services Officer to assign professional and clerical staff to the Committee, with prior approval of the Legislative Services Commission. Directs the House of Representatives to assign clerical staff to the Committee and authorizes the Committee to contract for certain professional, clerical, or consultant services.
Requires the Committee to submit a final report to the 2012 Regular Session of the 2011 General Assembly. Provides that the Committee terminates upon filing its final report or upon the convening of the 2012 Regular Session of the 2011 General Assembly, whichever comes first.
STUDY/AMERICAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT.
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REESTABLISHING THE HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE THE CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF INDIAN CHILDREN TO FURTHER STUDY ISSUES OR MATTERS IMPACTING THE PRESERVATION OF CUSTOMS AND CULTURE OF INDIAN CHILDREN.Intro. by Graham.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action) (Apr 7 2011)
Tue, 5 Apr 2011 House: Filed
Thu, 7 Apr 2011 House: Passed 1st Reading
Bill H 680 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View Summary