Bill Summaries: H 28 ROOT OUT POVERTY/APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

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  • Summary date: Jan 28 2015 - More information

    Enacts new Article 80, Statewide Poverty Task Force, in GS Chapter 143. Establishes the 30-member North Carolina Statewide Poverty Task Force (Task Force), with ten members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, ten appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and ten appointed by the Governor according to specified criteria. Also specifies eight ex officio, nonvoting members, including the Governor's Executive Advisor on Poverty Reduction and Economic Prosperity. Requires the Task Force to identify goals for eliminating poverty in the state and develop a coordinated, integrated, ongoing approach to poverty reduction in the state by establishing poverty reduction targets. The Task Force is to meet at least quarterly and is chaired by the Governor's Executive Advisor on Poverty Reduction and Economic Prosperity. Requires an annual report by March 1 to the Governor and the General Assembly. Provides for travel and subsistence for Task Force members.

    Appropriates $200,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services for 2015-16  and $200,000 for 2016-17 to fund the Task Force. 

    Appropriates $100,000 for 2015-16 and $100,000 for 2016-17 from the General Fund to the Office of the Governor to fund the salary and support costs associated with one new personnel position, the Governor's Executive Advisor on Poverty Reduction and Economic Prosperity. The Advisor is to implement interdepartmental collaboration among state agencies, departments, and institutions to advance poverty reduction and economic prosperity in the state.

    Effective July 1, 2015.


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