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Committee to hear public comment this morning

A “Note to Media” issued Tuesday, June 12, by the N.C. Department of Administration reads:

RALEIGH – The Senate Appropriations Committee is conducting a hearing this morning (Tuesday, June 12) to discuss aspects of its budget bill, which includes no funding for eugenics compensation or to continue the work of the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation.

The meeting began at 8:30 a.m. in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building. Those who wish to speak must sign up by 9 a.m. Public comment is expected from about 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Live audio of the meeting is available at

Last week, House members passed a bill that includes Gov. Bev Perdue’s call to pay $50,000 lump sum compensation to living victims, as well as fund continuation of the Sterilization Victims Foundation, which provides services to victims.

The Sterilization Victims Foundation continues to assist individuals who believe that they or someone they know may have been affected by the N.C. Eugenics Boards program. For information, call toll-free hotline (877) 550-6013 (or 919-807-4270) for information, or visit its website:

Learn more

Read ongoing special report coverage on the legacy of the state’s eugenics program on Western North Carolina and its residents.

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