SB 77 Creates a graduated increase in payments for sheltered workshops
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 0238S.01I Fiscal Note: 0238-01
Committee: Seniors, Families and Public Health
Last Action: 2/6/2007 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee (0238S.02C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 77 - Under current law, the Commissioner of Administration must give a bidding preference consisting of a 5 point bonus to a sheltered workshop or a nonprofit organization for the blind when the work provided by the workshop or organization generates over $5,000 annually. This act raises the bonus to 10 points if the participating nonprofit organization provides the greater of two percent or five thousand dollars of the total contract value of bids for purchase not exceeding ten million dollars.

Under current law, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must pay sheltered workshops $13 multiplied by the number of 6-hour or longer days worked by handicapped workers. This act creates a graduated increase in payments to sheltered workshops. This act increases this payment so that, by July 1, 2010, and thereafter, the department shall pay $90 for each standard workweek of up to and including 30 hours worked during a month and $18 for each 6 hour or longer day worked on Saturdays or Sundays. Also, the workshop will receive a percentage of the amount normally paid based on the percentage of time worked for each handicapped worker employed for less than a 30-hour week or a 6-hour day on Saturdays or Sundays.

This act is substantially similar to HB 352 (2007).