Bill Text: TX SB2270 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to employment policies for certain health care providers employed by medical and dental units.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-22 - Record vote RV#1608 [SB2270 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2270-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 2270
 
  (Sheffield)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to employment policies for certain health care providers
  employed by medical and dental units.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.977, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 51.977.  EMPLOYMENT POLICIES FOR CERTAIN PERSONS
  EMPLOYED BY [NURSES IN] MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNITS. (a)  The
  president of a medical and dental unit, as defined by Section
  61.003, shall determine whether a person [nurse] employed by the
  unit for patient care or clinical activities is a full-time
  employee for purposes of:
               (1)  employees group benefits under Chapter 1551 or
  1601, Insurance Code;
               (2)  leave under Chapter 661 or 662, Government Code;
  and
               (3)  longevity pay under Section 659.043, Government
  Code.
         (b)  A determination under Subsection (a) does not entitle a
  person [nurse] who works less than 40 hours a week to the full state
  contribution to the cost of any coverage or benefits.  However, from
  money other than money appropriated from the general revenue fund,
  the employing medical and dental unit may contribute to that cost
  amounts in excess of the state contribution.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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