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2018 HB 5460: An Act Concerning Minimum Employee Wages For Providers Of State Administered Services For Persons With Intellectual Disabilities.

Sponsors

  • Demicco, Mike,
  • Adams, Terry B.,
  • Stallworth, Charlie L.,
  • Morris, Bruce V.,
  • Albis, James M.,
  • Winfield, Gary A.,
  • Godfrey, Bob,
  • Santiago, Hilda E.,
  • Gerratana, Terry B.,

Actions

2018-03-07 lower REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Human Services
2018-03-09 lower PUBLIC HEARING 0313
2018-03-15 lower PUBLIC HEARING 0320
2018-03-22 lower Joint Favorable Substitute
2018-03-22 lower FILED WITH LCO
2018-03-28 lower REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/03/18
2018-04-04 lower RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-04-04 lower FAV. RPT., TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDER
2018-04-04 lower HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER 159
2018-04-04 lower FILE NO. 200
2018-04-10 lower REF. BY HOUSE TO COMMITTEE ON Appropriations
2018-04-17 lower Joint Favorable
2018-04-18 lower FILED WITH LCO
2018-04-18 lower RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-04-18 lower NO NEW FILE BY COMM. ON Appropriations
2018-04-18 lower TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDAR
2018-05-02 lower HOUSE ADOPTED HOUSE AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-02 lower HOUSE REJECTED HOUSE AMEND. SCH. B
2018-05-02 lower HOUSE PASSED, HOUSE AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-02 upper RULES SUSPENDED, TRANSMITTED TO SENATE
2018-05-02 upper IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE
2018-05-02 upper FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2018-05-02 upper SENATE CALENDAR NUMBER 481
2018-05-05 upper SEN. ADOPTED HO. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-05 upper SEN. REJ. SEN. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-05 upper SEN. PASSED, HO. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-05 upper IN CONCURRENCE
2018-05-05 upper IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE GOV.
2018-05-09 upper SIGNED BY GOVERNOR IN ORIGINAL
2018-05-17 upper SPECIAL ACT 18-5
2018-05-18 upper TRANSMITTED TO SECRETARY OF THE STATE
2018-05-18 upper TRANSMITTED BY SECRETARY OF THE STATE TO GOVERNOR

Bill Text

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioners of Social Services, Children and Families, Developmental Services, Rehabilitation Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services shall, effective July 1, 2018, adjust the rate methodology in any contracts with private human services providers, in accordance with the application of standard accounting principles as prescribed by the commissioners, to incorporate a pro-rata increase in salaries and the wages of hourly employees to provide a minimum hourly wage of fifteen dollars for such employees. Where applicable, such rate adjustments shall reflect reasonable costs mandated by collective bargaining agreements with certified collective bargaining agents or otherwise provided by a human services provider to employees. For purposes of this section, (1) "employee" means any person who receives compensation for services, including, but not limited to, any person who receives compensation pursuant to a contractual arrangement with a human services provider who is not directly employed by such provider, and (2) "human services" means any of the services administered by the Departments of Social Services, Children and Families, Developmental Services, Rehabilitation Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services that involve direct care of persons, including, but not limited to, medical services, mental health and addiction treatment, nutrition and housing assistance, services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, residential and habilitative services.

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b) Nothing in this section shall require the commissioners to distribute such rate adjustments in a way that jeopardizes anticipated federal reimbursement. Effective July 31, 2018, human services providers that receive such adjustment but do not provide increases in employee salaries and wages as described in this section may be subject to a rate decrease in the same amount as the adjustment by the commissioners.