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NC House passes eugenics bill, despite push to reduce compensation (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 5, 2012 @ 9:19 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The NC House passed and sent to the Senate Tuesday legislation that would compensate victims of the state’s forced-sterilization program.

Approval came amid a push by Rep. John Blust [1] to amend House Bill 947 [2] and offer $20,000 to each living survivor of the program, not the $50,000 as earmarked in the legislation.

The Guilford County Republican argued there was no real rationale for the higher sum in a tight budget year, and that social services these individuals had received over the years could be considered a form of compensation.

In the end, Blust’s amendment failed and the compensation bill passed 86-31. The legislation now heads to the state Senate.

To hear Tuesday’s debate over Rep. Blust’s amendment, click below. To see how individual House members voted, click here [3].

YouTube Preview Image [4]

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[1] Rep. John Blust: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=234

[2] House Bill 947: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=H947

[3] click here: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/voteHistory/RollCallVoteTranscript.pl?sSession=2011&sChamber=H&RCS=1391

[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwjSH_76RGE

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