Bill Summary for H 871 (2011-2012)
|View NCGA Bill Details||2011-2012 Session|
CREATING A PERMANENT STATEWIDE POVERTY TASK FORCE; ESTABLISHING TWO NEW PERSONNEL POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEDICATED TO POVERTY REDUCTION AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY; AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THOSE PURPOSES.Intro. by Pierce.
|View: All Summaries for Bill||Tracking:|
Adds new GS 143-750 and 143-751, creating a 30-member Statewide Poverty Task Force (Task Force) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with ten members each appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Governor. Specifies eight additional ex officio members and directs Task Force to (1) identify long- and short-range goals for eliminating poverty in the state; (2) develop a coordinated, integrated, ongoing approach to poverty reduction in the state by establishing poverty reduction targets; and (3) submit an annual report of recommendations by March 1 of each year to the Governor and the General Assembly. Appropriates $150,000 for 2011-12 and $150,000 for 2012-13 from the General Fund to the DHHS to fund the work of the Task Force and the same amount each year to fund salaries and costs of two new personnel positions devoted to interdepartmental collaboration among state agencies, departments, and institutions to advance poverty reduction and economic recovery. Effective July 1, 2011.