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 Bill Status of HB2376  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Harry Osterman - Linda Chapa LaVia - Eddie Washington - Monique D. Davis and Robert Rita

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Nursing and Hospital Worker Protection Act. Provides that a nurse may not be disciplined, discriminated against, dismissed, discharged or retaliated against, or made subject to any other adverse employment decision for refusing to work more than 12 consecutive hours a day or 40 hours per week. Provides that an employer that is a health system and commits more than 500 violations of wage and hour regulations and laws for registered nurses within a 3-year period shall be fined up to 5% of gross hospital patient revenues. Provides that monies from the fines shall be used to fund care for the indigent and shall be allocated to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships awarded pursuant to the Nursing Education Scholarship Law in addition to any other funds set aside and appropriated for that purpose. Provides that a hospital employee must receive a 30-minute meal period and 2 15-minute rest periods for every 5 hours of work. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/20/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/20/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/20/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/21/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/26/2003HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  3/5/2003HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate Health Care Availability and Access Committee; 011-001-008
  3/5/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/13/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  3/19/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/25/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/26/2003HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  3/26/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/26/2003HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Standard Debate
  3/26/2003HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  4/4/2003HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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