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  • Summary date: Apr 3 2019 - View Summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Creates the House Select Committee on Homelessness (committee) to examine homelessness and make recommendations to reduce homelessness in the State. Provides for the Speaker to appoint 21 members to the committee, and the chair. Provides for vacancies, quorum, and meetings. Directs the committee to specifically study different methods to address rural and urban homelessness, the impact of homelessness in rural and urban areas, direct causes of homelessness, and any other matters the committee deems relevant. Authorizes the committee to consult with public schools, local governments, community colleges, and constituent institutions on useful processes, procedures, data, and resources. Further authorizes the committee to gather information from experts in specified fields, or others deemed appropriate by the chair. Provides for committee powers as set out in GS 120-19 (which requires all officers, agents, agencies, and departments to furnish data and information to legislative committees or commissions) and Article 5A (Committee Activity) of GS Chapter 120. Provides for member expenses and committee staff. Requires the committee to make a preliminary report to the NCGA by May 1, 2020, and a final report, including any proposed legislation, by December 1, 2020.