North Carolina General Statutes § 143B-391 North Carolina Human Relations Commission Creation; powers and duties

There is hereby created the North Carolina Human Relations Commission of the Department of Administration. The North Carolina Human Relations Commission shall have the following functions and duties:

(1)        To study problems concerning human relations;

(2)        To promote equality of opportunity for all citizens;

(3)        To promote understanding, respect, and goodwill among all citizens;

(4)        To provide channels of communication among the races;

(5)        To encourage the employment of qualified people without regard to race;

(6)        To encourage youths to become better trained and qualified for employment;

(7)        To receive on behalf of the Department of Administration and to recommend expenditure of gifts and grants from public and private donors;

(8)        To enlist the cooperation and assistance of all State and local government officials in the attainment of the objectives of the Commission;

(9)        To assist local good neighborhood councils and biracial human relations committees in promoting activities related to the functions of the Commission enumerated above;

(10)      To advise the Secretary of Administration upon any matter the Secretary may refer to it;

(11)      To administer the provisions of the State Fair Housing Act as outlined in Chapter 41A of the General Statutes;

(12)      To administer the provisions of Chapter 99D of the General Statutes.  (1975, c. 879, s. 34; 1983, c. 522, s. 2; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 979, s. 1(6); 1991, c. 433, s. 3; 2011-145, s. 20.1A(b); 2011-391, s. 45(a).)

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