2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Capitol Police Salary Increase

Item 4 #1h

Item 4 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Legislative Department
Capitol Police, Division of FY2005 $397,883 FY2006 $397,883 GF

Page 8, line 40, strike "$5,329,708" and insert "$5,727,591".
Page 8, line 40, strike "$5,329,741" and insert "$5,727,624".

(This amendment provides additional general fund dollars to the Division of Capitol Police in order to provide all employees of the agency with a 9.3 percent salary increase. The agency's staff are currently paid less than all other surrounding law enforcement jurisdictions, including area campus police. Consequently, the agency has had difficulty retaining and recruiting high quality staff. This adjustment would place the agency's staff salaries on par with area campus police. The amendment includes not only the costs of the salary increase, but also the differential between current fringe benefits amounts and the new amounts that would be required given higher salaries.)