The Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC) 11/22, which gives legal certainty to the project to create the nursing floor, will be voted on this Thursday (7) in the morning, in the special committee that evaluates the topic in the Chamber of Deputies.
The opinion of the rapporteur, Carmen Zanotto (Citizenship-SC), was presented on Tuesday night (5) at the collegiate, when he was subject to a request for a view by the leader of Novo, Tiago Mitraud (MG).
He claimed concern with the creation of new expenses for municipalities and states. The Novo bench gave eight of the 12 votes to reject the Bill (PL) 2564/20, which creates a salary floor for nurses, nursing technicians and midwives, when the measure was voted on in the House plenary, in early May. . At the time, the text was approved by a large majority, with a score of 449 votes in favour.
The acronym has been opposed to the nursing floor agenda since the beginning of the PL process, which has caused the party to receive a series of criticisms from representative entities of the segment, such as the National Federation of Nurses (FNE).
“The goal [do pedido de vista] was to obstruct the vote. It is a vote of ideology, of marking ideological positioning. We see with great repudiation that the law of Brazilian nursing is at the mercy of this issue of ideological understanding, and not of what would be the historicity of the de facto law of the category, which was the one that most dedicated itself and died during the pandemic”, he says. the president of the FNE, Shirley Morales.
Rapporteur Carmen Zanotto defended in her opinion the approval of the PEC, which, according to her, serves to guarantee “more robustness and legal certainty” to PL 2564. Strictly speaking, the proposal provides for a federal law to establish the nursing floor, which would give technical support to the PL.
It is because, according to the current wording of the Federal Constitution, only the Executive Power could present a bill of the type, which changes the salary of public servants. PL 2564/20, however, came from the Legislature, under the authorship of Senator Fabiano Contarato (PT-ES). Because of this, it could be questioned by the Federal Supreme Court later on.
PL 2564 determines floors for nurses, nursing technicians, nursing assistants and midwives. The text has already been approved by both legislative houses, but it was not sanctioned by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) because an agreement between the leadership of the benches established that it would only be ratified by the Planalto after the approval of a PEC that could avoid judicial questioning of the PL.
The tendency is for the PEC to be approved by a large majority in the special commission this Thursday. Subsequently, it will need to be evaluated by the plenary of the Chamber, where it should be voted on next week. “We will continue to press for it to be quickly voted on by deputies and sanctioned by the President of the Republic”, says Shirley Morales, according to which the category continues to invest in campaigns on social networks and in other spaces.
Editing: Nicolau Soares