The Providers’ Council on Friday, June 12 submitted testimony on House Bill 4745, An Act providing hazard pay for essential workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council supports the legislation in concept; however, the proposal does raise several concerns around the funding of hazard pay and how it would create an unfunded mandate for human services organizations on purchase-of-service contracts if additional state funding does not accompany the legislation.
The Council’s full testimony is available here.
The Council stated: “We support this legislation in concept, but we insist the Legislature provide funding for it as community-based nonprofits cannot divert funding from their missions to increase pay.”
For questions about this legislation or the Council’s testimony, please contact Bill Yelenak.