90th General Assembly
Summary of HB3703
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Short description: 
DHS-CARE WORKERS-WAGE INCREASE                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Community Services  Act.   Provides  that  the  annual      
   appropriation  to  the  Department of Human Services to fund community      
   services for the  developmentally  disabled  and  mentally  ill  shall      
   include  a  percentage  increase  for the wages of direct care workers      
   that is equivalent to the Employment Cost  Index  for  Health  Service      
   Occupations,  which  increase  shall  be  in  addition to any increase      
   attributable to  other  factors,  including  cost  of  doing  business      
   increases  for  community  services.   Provides  that the increases in      
   wages that are based on the Employment  Cost  Index  for  direct  care      
   workers  in  community  settings shall be applied to appropriations to      
   the Department beginning July 1, 1998 for the State fiscal  year  1999      
   and  ending  June  30,  2001 for the State fiscal year 2001.  Provides      
   that the Department shall  receive  certification  from  the  provider      
   agency  that any increase appropriated pursuant to this amendatory Act      
   of 1998 shall be utilized in its entirety to provide wage increases to      
   direct care workers.  Effective immediately.                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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