Bill Summary for H 1076 (2019-2020)

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May 14 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1076 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT INMATES WORKING IN A STATE PRISON OR FOR CORRECTION ENTERPRISES BE PROVIDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DURING THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, TO REPORT TO THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY REGARDING ITS DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DURING THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY; AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.
Intro. by Alston, Morey.

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Requires the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Division) to provide personal protective equipment to inmates who are working in a State prison or for Correction Enterprises and requires providing personal protective equipment, to the extent possible, to all other inmates. Expires on the earlier of the date the Governor rescinds Executive Order No. 116, or March 1, 2021.

Requires the Division, by October 1, 2020, to report on its distribution of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 emergency (the time between March 10, 2020 and the date that the Division submits its report) to the specified NCGA committee.

Appropriates $100,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Division for personal protective equipment and inmate medical costs caused by the COVID-19 emergency. Effective July 1, 2020.

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