Referred to Committee
June 6, 2012
June 5, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Authorizes Compensation for Eugenics Patients
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that authorizes compensation for eugenics patients.
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).