S137: Study and Abate Ocular Melanoma/Funds. Latest Version



AN act appropriating funds to study and abate ocular melanoma in northern mecklenburg county.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) in nonrecurring funds for the 2021‑2022 fiscal year, to be allocated to the Nicholas School of the Environment  at Duke University to study the potential causes of and solutions for abating ocular melanoma in the towns of Huntersville and Cornelius and the surrounding area. In conducting this study, the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University shall coordinate with the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the Collaboratory) and employ the strategies recommended by the Collaboratory in its April 2020 report to the General Assembly under Session Law 2019‑145.

SECTION 2.  The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, in cooperation with the Collaboratory, shall submit a report on the results of the study authorized by Section 1 of this act, including any proposed legislation, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on or before December 1, 2022.

SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2021.