1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Master Deputy Program (language only)

Item 73 #3s

Item 73 #3s

Compensation Board

Page 48, following line 12, insert:
"K.1.  The Compensation Board shall provide for a Master Deputy pay grade to those sheriffs' offices which had certified, on or before January 1, 1997, having a career development plan for deputy sheriffs that meets the minimum criteria set forth by the Compensation Board for such plans.  The Compensation Board shall allow for additional grade 8 positions, at a level not to exceed 1 grade 8 master deputy per every 5 Compensation Board grade 7 deputy positions in each sheriffs' office.
2.  Each sheriff who desires to participate in the Master Deputy Program who had not certified a career development plan on or before January 1, 1997, may elect to participate by certifying to the Compensation Board that the career development plan in effect in his office meets the minimum criteria for such plans as set by the Compensation Board.  Such election shall be made by July 1 for an effective date of participation the following July 1.
3.  Funding shall be provided by the Compensation Board for participation in the Master Deputy Program to sheriffs' offices electing participation after January 1, 1997, according to the date of receipt by the Compensation Board of the election by the sheriff, subject to appropriations by the General Assembly."

(This amendment increases the percentage of Master Deputies in each sheriffs' office to twenty percent.)