Bill Status of HB3932  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Monique D. Davis - Linda Chapa LaVia

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
  11/20/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  11/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  11/20/2003HouseFirst Reading
  11/20/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  7/15/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die