90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0697
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DISABLED-ATTENDANT MIN WAGE                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act  to  provide  that      
   beginning  with fiscal year 1998 and fully implemented within 3 fiscal      
   years, personal care attendants shall receive a  minimum  hourly  wage      
   that is at least 73% of the average per hour amount paid to vendors by      
   the  Department  on  Aging for housekeeping and homemaking services in      
   the Community Care Program.  Effective July 1, 1997.                        
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that personal care attendants'  per  hour  minimum  rate      
   shall be increased to $5.30 beginning July 1, 1997 and $5.40 beginning      
   July 1, 1998 (now $5).  Deletes provisions connecting the wage rate to      
   the amount paid to vendors.                                                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Rehabilitation Services)                           
          Personal assistants wage increase would cost $2.4 M for FY98         
          and $4.0 M for FY99 over FY97 levels.                                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                    
          Fails to create a State mandate.                                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0365

   Last action date: 97-08-10

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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