2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Loupassi
Payment of Leave Balances for District Court Judges (language only)

Item 33 #2h

Item 33 #2h

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 21, after line 38, insert:
"D.  It is the intention of the General Assembly that retiring or resigning district court judges shall be reimbursed for their annual and sick leave balances in a manner consistent with the policies and practices in place as of July 1, 2008."

(This amendment mandates that the Judicial Department continue the policy of reimbursing district court judges their leave balances at the time they retire or resign. The Supreme Courts budget reduction plan included in the introduced budget assumes savings of $147,250 the first year and $294,500 the second year from this proposal. It is assumed that these savings can be replaced through other savings actions within the Judicial Department. Additional savings of approximately $500,000 maybe realized by extending the hiring delay for vacant positions from 90 to 120 days.)