Bill Summary for S 579 (2019-2020)

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Jun 26 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 579 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION COMMITTEE TO DIRECT THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY ALTERNATIVE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES FOR THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Intro. by Steinburg, McKissick, Sanderson.

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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Requires the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee to include in the Program Evaluation Division's (PED) 2019-20 Work Plan a study of alternative organizational and management structures for the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety (Department). Requires PED, in consultation with the Department, to examine the creation of the Department of Correction, the creation of the Department of Juvenile Justice, the establishment of the Division of Correction, and the establishment of the Division of Juvenile Justice, with details specified for each of those alternatives. Requires that the study include each of the following for those four specified alternatives: organizational structure and personnel, proposed budget, all relevant considerations regarding each alternative including a summary of why each option should and should not be adopted and an explanation of how the alternative could result in the most effective and efficient delivery of services and programs, and implementation details. Requires PED to submit its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by May 1, 2020. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 

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