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HB 947 - Authorizes Compensation for Eugenics Patients - Key Vote

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Paul Stam, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (86-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Compensation for Eugenics Patients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes compensation for eugenics patients.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Fund in the Office of the State Treasurer (Sec. 5).
  • Transfers $10 million from the Office of the State Treasurer to the Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Fund (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Fund to compensate each individual who was lawfully sterilized under the authority of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina with a lump-sum payment of $50,000 (Secs. 1 & 5).
  • Requires a claim for compensation to be submitted by December 31, 2015 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the North Carolina Industrial Commission to establish rules for determining eligibility for compensation (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the State from appealing decisions made by the North Carolina Industrial Commission that award compensation to eugenics patients (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts any compensation required by this bill from income taxes (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any compensation required by this bill from being considered income or assets when determining eligibility for public assistance programs (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Compensation for Eugenics Patients

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