A JOINT RESOLUTION to establish the Joint legislative task force on diabetes prevention and awareness.


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:


SECTION 1.(a)  There is established the Joint Legislative Task Force on Diabetes Prevention and Awareness (Task Force).  The purpose of the Task Force is to study issues relating to diabetes awareness, treatment, and prevention with the intention of seeing measurable changes based on the work of this Task Force.

SECTION 1.(b)  The Task Force shall consist of six members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and six members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate one representative as cochair, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall designate one senator as cochair. Vacancies on the Task Force shall be filled by the same appointing authority that made the initial appointment.  A quorum of the Task Force shall be a majority of its members. The Task Force may meet upon the joint call of the cochairs.

SECTION 1.(c)  The Task Force shall study and recommend to the General Assembly strategies for addressing the problem of diabetes and issues related to it, including:

(1)        Risk factors of diabetes.

(2)        Reducing health care costs associated with diabetes.

(3)        Promoting individual wellness and healthy communities.

(4)        Increasing access to health care services.

(5)        Resolving uncoordinated care.

(6)        Increasing awareness and need of Certified Diabetes Educators.

(7)        Community initiatives and public awareness.

(8)        Promoting education of diabetes.

(9)        Any other relevant issues.

SECTION 1.(d)  Members of the Task Force shall receive per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances in accordance with G.S. 120-3.1, 138-5, or 138-6, as appropriate. The Task Force, while in the discharge of its official duties, may exercise all powers provided for under G.S. 120-19 and G.S. 120-19.1 through G.S. 120-19.4.

SECTION 1.(e)  Upon the prior approval of the Legislative Services Commission, the Legislative Services Officer shall assign professional staff to the Task Force to aid in its work.

SECTION 1.(f)  The Task Force may meet in the Legislative Building or the Legislative Office Building upon the approval of the Legislative Services Commission.

SECTION 1.(g)  On or before February 1, 2013, the Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 2013 General Assembly.  Upon submitting its final report, the Task Force shall terminate.

SECTION 2.  The Legislative Services Office shall allocate funds appropriated to the General Assembly to support the activities of the Task Force.

SECTION 3.  This resolution is effective upon ratification.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 9th day of June, 2011.






                                                                         Walter H. Dalton

                                                                         President of the Senate






                                                                         Thom Tillis

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives