03/14/19 -- HB 646 -- Changes provisions regarding Sheltered Workshops

Bill Number: 
HB 646
Bill Purpose: 
Changes provisions regarding Sheltered Workshops
Date of Vote: 
03/14/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 646, introduced by Representative Rory Rowland (Democrat - District 29) is a simple bill that adjusts how Sheltered Workshops receive payment.  This bill simply allows workers to work less than a 38 hour week or 6 hour days, and the workshop would get a corresponding percentage of the full amount they would normally get per day based on the time worked.  I'm not particularly well-versed in the specifics of this program, but the adjustment seems reasonable, and fiscal review did not indicate there would be an additonal cost to taxpayers.  As a result, I voted "yes".