SYVERSON-SMITH-GARCIA-REA-HAWKINSON AND PARKER.
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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