121.32 Powers and duties of commission.

The commission on Hispanic-Latino affairs shall:

(A) Gather and disseminate information and conduct hearings, conferences, investigations, and special studies on problems and programs concerning Spanish-speaking people;

(B) Secure appropriate recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Spanish-speaking people to this state;

(C) Stimulate public awareness of the problems of Spanish-speaking people by conducting a program of public education;

(D) Develop, coordinate, and assist other public and private organizations that serve Spanish-speaking people, including the conducting of training programs for community leadership and service project staff;

(E) Advise the governor, general assembly, and state departments and agencies of the nature, magnitude, and priorities of the problems of Spanish-speaking people;

(F) Advise the governor, general assembly, and state departments and agencies on, and assist in the development and implementation of, comprehensive and coordinated policies, programs, and procedures focusing on the special problems and needs of Spanish-speaking people, especially in the fields of education, employment, energy, health, housing, welfare, and recreation;

(G) Propose new programs concerning Spanish-speaking people to public and private agencies and evaluate for such agencies existing programs or prospective legislation concerning Spanish-speaking people;

(H) Review and approve grants to be made from federal, state, or private funds which are administered or subcontracted by the office of Spanish-speaking affairs;

(I) Review and approve the annual report prepared by the office of Spanish-speaking affairs;

(J)

Provide and coordinate the exchange of information relative to the needs of Spanish-speaking people and promote the delivery of state services to such people.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §1, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.39, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000