Section 197.13 | Office duties.
The Holocaust and genocide memorial and education office shall do the following:
(A) Advise and provide information to the Holocaust and genocide memorial and education commission on statewide programs and new opportunities to further Holocaust and genocide memorial and education;
(B) Serve as a clearinghouse to review, comment on, and propose initiatives submitted to the office that meet Holocaust and genocide memorial and education needs;
(C) Apply for and accept grants and gifts from public and private sources to be administered by the office or subcontracted to local public or nonprofit agencies that shall use the grants and gifts for the purpose intended;
(D) Monitor and evaluate all programs subcontracted to local public or nonprofit agencies and ensure that any grants or gifts are being used for the purpose intended;
(E) Endeavor to ensure that Holocaust and genocide survivors, liberators, educators, and others involved in Holocaust and genocide education and memorial have access to decision-making bodies in local, state, national, and international departments, agencies, and genocide education and memorial organizations;
(F)(1) Establish advisory committees for special subjects, as needed, to facilitate and maximize community participation and subject matter expertise in the operation of the commission;
(2) Advisory committees shall be comprised of members representing community organizations, charitable institutions, elementary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, faith-based organizations, public officials, and other persons as determined by the office.
(G) Establish relationships with local and state governments, federal officials, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to promote and ensure the highest standards of Holocaust and genocide memorial and education;
(H) Submit a written annual report of the office's activities, accomplishments, and recommendations to the commission.
Available Versions of this Section
- December 29, 2020 – Enacted by Senate Bill 310, 133rd General Assembly [ View December 29, 2020 Version ]