View Amendment Current Amendment: 10 to Bill 3066 REP. COBB-HUNTER proposes the following Amendment No. 10 to H. 3066 (COUNCIL\MS\7285AHB11):

Reference is to Printer's Date 2/16/11-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 1-30-125, as contained in SECTION 3, page 2, line 22, by deleting / ; and (16)      Guardian Ad Litem program as established by Section 63-11-500 /.

Amend the bill further by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION in Part V to read:

/ SECTION      ___.      (A)      Effective July 1, 2011, the duties, functions, responsibilities, personnel, funding, and physical assets of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program located within the Governor's Office of Executive Policy and Programs are transferred to the Department of Social Services. The funds must be administered separately from other programs within the Department of Social Services and must be expended for the exclusive use of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program.
     (B)(1)      Section 1-30-110 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
     "Section 1-30-110.      Effective July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the office of the Governor:
     (1)      Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children provided for at Section 63-11-1310, et seq.;
     (2)      Guardian Ad Litem Program, formerly provided for at Section 63-11-500, et seq.;
     (3)      State Office of Victim's Assistance, formerly provided for at Section 16-3-1110, et seq.;
     (43)      Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly provided for at Section 25-11-10, et seq.;
     (54)      Commission on Women, formerly provided for at Section 1-15-10, et seq.;
     (65)      Commission on Aging, formerly provided for at Section 43-21-10, et seq.; and
     (76)      Foster Care Review Board, formerly provided for at Section 63-11-720, et seq.;"
     (C)      Where the provisions of this act abolish the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program as a separate division in the executive branch of state government and reconstitute it as a division of the Department of Social Services, the employees, authorized appropriations, and assets and liabilities of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program are also transferred to and become part of the Department of Social Services. All classified or unclassified personnel employed by the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program on the effective date of this act, either by contract or by employment at will, become employees of the Department of Social Services with the same compensation, classification, and grade level, as applicable.
     (D)      The Code Commissioner is directed to change or correct all references to the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program, Governor's Office of Executive Policy and Programs, to reflect its status as a division of the Department of Social Services. /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.