HB 1946 Employee suggestions program; limits monetary awards.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Department of Human Resource Management; employee suggestions program. Provides that state employees who make a suggestion or proposal under the Employee Suggestion Program shall receive initial confirmation of receipt within 30 days. A determination of the feasibility of the suggestion or proposal shall occur with 60 days of initial receipt.  The bill also requires the Department of Human Resource Management to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly on (i) the number of proposals received and what, if any, actions were taken on them; (ii) the number of proposals that were implemented and the results of those efforts in eliminating or reducing state expenditures or improving operations; (iii) the number of dollars and awards made to employees for adopted proposals; (iv) the actual cost savings realized as a result of implementing such proposals; and (v) the number of proposals that were not implemented or acted upon with an explanation or justification for inaction.

Full text:
01/10/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051159496  pdf | impact statement
02/07/05  House: Printed as engrossed 051159496-E  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1946ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/29/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/10/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051159496
01/10/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #4...
01/27/05  House: Reported from General Laws with amds (22-Y 0-N)
01/27/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/05  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: Compensation & General ...
02/04/05  House: Reported from Appropriations with amds (23-Y 0-N)
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1946E
02/07/05  House: Printed as engrossed 051159496-E
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Read third time
02/21/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1946ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/21/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 386 (effective 7/1/05)
03/29/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)