SJ 377 Emergency medical services employees overtime compensation.
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Memorial resolution; EMS employees. Memorializes Congress to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to better address the unique characteristics of emergency medical service employees and to provide an overtime exemption for such employees similar to that provided for fire, police, and corrections employees. The provisions of current federal law (29 USCS 207) require that employers pay overtime compensation equal to one and one-half times the regular rate of compensation when an employee works longer than 40 hours in one week. The federal statute does provide an overtime exemption for the employers of fire, police and corrections personnel. The exemption allows these employers to calculate overtime pay by averaging the number of hours worked over a period of 28 days rather than on a weekly basis, thereby reducing overtime costs for localities. A recent court case interpreted 29 USCS 207 in a manner that precludes a similar overtime exemption for EMS employers.

Full text:
01/20/97  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 978013378  pdf
01/30/97  Senate: Printed as engrossed 978013378-E  pdf
02/28/97  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ377ER)  pdf

Senate amendments

01/20/97  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 978013378
01/20/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/97  Senate: Reported from Rules with amendments by voice vote
01/29/97  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/97  Senate: Read second time
01/30/97  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/30/97  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/97  Senate: Title replaced
01/30/97  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/30/97  Senate: Printed as engrossed 978013378-E
01/30/97  Senate: Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/97  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/97  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
01/30/97  Senate: Communicated to House
02/01/97  House: Placed on Calendar
02/02/97  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/18/97  House: Reported from Rules (10-Y 0-N)
02/19/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/20/97  House: Agreed to by House (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/97  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/97  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ377ER)