2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Putney
Fund New Salary Structure for the Magistrate System

Item 44 #1h

Item 44 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Judicial Department
Magistrate System FY2009 $1,961,570 FY2010 $7,846,265 GF

Page 27, line 6, strike "$27,498,173" and insert "$29,459,743".
Page 27, line 6, strike "$28,185,653" and insert "$36,031,918".

(This amendment requests general funds for a phased-in adjustment in the salary structure for the magistrates and chief magistrates. House Bill 903 proposes comprehensive reforms to the magistrate system and includes increased educational requirements for the positions within the system. An increase in the salary structure is needed to retain competent staff and attract candidates who will meet the new educational requirements.)