91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1510
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CORRECTIONAL NURSE PRIVATIZE                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates   the   Correctional    Facilities    Nursing    Services      
   Privatization  Act.    Contains  provisions  concerning  privatization      
   requirements,    when   privatization   is   permissible,   contractor      
   eligiblity, performance reports, procedures,  worker  protection,  and      
   other matters.  Effective immediately.                                      
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          Corrections population impact=none; fiscal impact=$334,300 to        
          $1,769,300 annually.                                                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                              
          No change from DOC fiscal note.                                      
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)        
          Does not create a State mandate.                                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Changes the definition of  "cost-effectiveness  study".   Deletes      
   certain  conditions  that  must  be  met  to  permit privatization and      
   changes some of the remaining conditions. Deletes provision  requiring      
   a  contractor  to  submit  an  eligibility report to the Office of the      
   Comptroller.  Provides that the eligibility report shall be  available      
   for public inspection upon request.  Changes the information that must      
   be  included on an eligibility report. Deletes the provision requiring      
   a contractor awarded procurement to submit annual performance  reports      
   to  the  Office  of the Comptroller.  Provides that annual performance      
   reports shall be available for public inspection upon request.   Makes      
   other changes.                                                              
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes the substance of the bill.  Provides that contracts  that      
   include  the  privatization  of  nursing care services at correctional      
   facilities shall contain a requirement that the  vendor  may  not  pay      
   wages  and  benefits at a rate lower than that provided to entry level      
   State nurses. Applies only to contracts entered into on or  after  the      
   effective date of the Act.                                                  
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS

   Last action date: 99-11-18

           Location: House

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


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