91st General Assembly
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DEPT CORR MEDICAL CONTINUITY                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Department of Corrections Medical Services Continuity      
   Act.  Provides  that,  when  a  new  contractor  replaces  a  previous      
   contractor  in providing medical, dental, or mental health services in      
   correctional   institutions   and   facilities,   including   juvenile      
   facilities, under the maintenance and control  of  the  Department  of      
   Corrections,  there  shall  be  a  90-day transition employment period      
   during which employees of the previous contractor shall be employed by      
   the  new  contractor.   Sets   forth   procedural   requirements   and      
   exceptions.   Provides  for  enforcement  of the Act and penalties for      
   violations.  Effective immediately.                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes everything except the short title provision.                   
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Restores provisions of  the  bill  as  introduced,  with  changes      
   concerning  applicability. Changes the effective date  to September 1,      
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Corrections)                           
          No corrections population or fiscal impact.                          
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Corrections)                     
          Same as DOC fiscal note.                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Deletes  language  providing  that,  if  there  is  a  collective      
   bargaining  agreement  in  effect  with  the  new  contractor  on  the      
   effective date of the new  contract  that   covers  employees  of  the      
   previous contractor, then specified provisions concerning the transi-       
   tion employment period shall not apply to the new contractor. Inserts       
   language  providing  that,  if  a  labor organization is the exclusive      
   bargaining agent of the new contractor's employees  on  the  effective      
   date of the new contract, then the Act shall not apply to the new           
   contractor. Adds an immediate effective date.                               
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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