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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4248

   
 

*HB0531204248SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5312

File No. 586

Cal. No. 417

In line 44, strike "for the first sixty days of a family child care provider's"

Strike lines 45 and 46, in their entirety, and insert in lieu thereof: "prior to November 1, 2012, and annually thereafter for any child care provider participating in a child care subsidy program established pursuant to section 17b-749 of the general statutes that opts out of participation, pursuant to section 501 of this act, in the organization designated by the State Board of Labor Relations as the exclusive bargaining agent of such providers pursuant to section 5-275 of the general statutes; "

In line 343, strike "for the first sixty days of a"

Strike lines 344 and 345, in their entirety, and insert in lieu thereof: "prior to November 1, 2012, and annually thereafter for any personal care attendant that opts out of participation, pursuant to section 502 of this act, in the organization designated by the State Board of Labor Relations as the exclusive bargaining agent of such personal care attendants pursuant to section 5-275 of the general statutes; "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2012) (a) On or before September 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the organization representing family child care providers that has been designated by the State Board of Labor Relations, pursuant to section 5-275 of the general statutes or subsection (g) of section 2 of this act, as the exclusive bargaining agent of such providers shall mail by first class mail to each family child care provider that has participated in the child care subsidy program established pursuant to section 17b-749 of the general statutes for more than thirty calendar days, a notice stating that unless such family child care provider opts out, such provider shall (1) be considered a member of such organization, and (2) have dues and fees deducted from their reimbursement payments for participation in said program. A notice sent by an organization pursuant to this section shall include a prepaid postcard, addressed to the Department of Social Services, which such provider may return to said department as proof he or she is opting out of participation in such organization.

(b) The Department of Social Services shall not deduct regular dues and initiation fees, nonmember service fees, the proportionate share of expenses, or any other expenses incident to collective bargaining from the reimbursement payments of any family child care provider that opts out of participation in such organization pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2012) (a) On or before September 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the organization representing personal care attendants that has been designated by the State Board of Labor Relations, pursuant to section 5-275 of the general statutes or subsection (f) of section 6 of this act, as the exclusive bargaining agent of such personal care attendant shall mail by first class mail to each personal care attendant who provides services to a consumer, as defined in section 4 of this act, for more than thirty calendar days, a notice stating that unless such personal care attendant opts out, such attendant shall (1) be considered a member of such organization, and (2) have dues and fees deducted from his or her earnings from participation in a waiver program. A notice sent by an organization pursuant to this section shall include a prepaid postcard, addressed to the Department of Social Services, which such personal care attendant may return to said department as proof he or she is opting out of participation in such organization.

(b) The Department of Social Services shall not deduct regular dues and initiation fees, nonmember service fees, the proportionate share of expenses, or any other expenses incident to collective bargaining from the earnings for participation in a waiver program of any personal care attendant that opts out of participation in such organization pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 502

July 1, 2012

New section