Bill Summary for S 577 (2021-2022)

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Apr 6 2021

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Senate Bill 577 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 6, 2021
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NORTH CAROLINA BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS TASK FORCE AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE TASK FORCE.
Intro. by Murdock, Waddell, Bazemore.

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Adds new Part 31, North Carolina Black Women and Girls Task Force, in Article 9 of GS Chapter 143B, which provides as follows. Establishes the 13 member North Carolina Black Women and Girls Task Force (Task Force) within the Department of Administration (for budgetary purposes only). Sets out Task Force membership requirements and sets terms at 2 years, allowing successive terms. Provides for the selection of cochairs, filling of vacancies, removal of members, meetings, and staffing. Makes the Task Force an advisory committee to study disaggregated findings concerning the well-being of cisgender and transgender black women and girls in the State. Requires the Task Force to examine five specified issues, including topics related to health and wealth disparities, educational justice principals, violence, impacts of the criminal and juvenile justice system, and the effects of political advocacy and engagement, employment, and healthcare. Requires the Task Force to report to the specified NCGA committees prior to the convening of the 2023 General Assembly and biennially thereafter. Specifies the required content of the report. Sunsets the new Part on September 30, 2030.

Requires appointments to the Task Force to be made by October 1, 2021, and for members terms to commence at that point.

Appropriates $500,000 in recurring funds in each of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years from the General Fund to the Department of Administration to be allocated for operation of the Task Force.

Effective July 1, 2021.

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