2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reid
Coronavirus Relief Funds to Provide Hazardous Duty Pay (language only)

Item 479.10 #7h

Item 479.10 #7h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 204, after line 9, insert:

"E.1. The Governor is authorized to use the federal funds appropriated within this item to provide state agencies and institutions of higher education, and political subdivisions to provide hazardous duty pay to public and private employees deemed to be at risk of being infected with COVID-19 due to work requirements. Employees provided the hazardous duty pay shall include any K-12 staff or professional, who is returning to or directly supporting an in-person instructional environment, direct care social service/health care workers, poll workers; nurses; doctors; law enforcement officers; emergency first responders; and correctional officers. The hazardous duty pay shall continue until the Federal funding is exhausted; the Governor's Emergency Order is lifted or expires; or the COVID-19 mortality rate for the jurisdiction, where the individual serves, returns to a season flu-like rate, whichever comes first."


(This amendment authorizes the use of federal COVID-19 relief funds to provide hazardous duty pay to individuals in essential professions that are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to their work environment.)