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
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
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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