2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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2% Salary Incentive for Support Positions

Item 139 #12h

Item 139 #12h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2013 $0 FY2014 $9,053,658 GF

Page 112, line 47, strike "$5,919,246,268" and insert "$5,928,299,926".
Page 143, after line 36, insert:
"d.1) The appropriation in this item includes $9,053,658 the second year from the general fund for the state share of a payment equivalent to a 2.0 percent salary increase, effective January 1, 2014, for funded SOQ support positions.
2) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the average support position salaries be improved throughout the state by at least 2.0 percent during the second year.  Sufficient funds are appropriated in this act to finance, on a statewide basis, the state share of a 2.0 percent salary increase for funded SOQ support positions, effective January 1, 2014, to school divisions which certify to the Department of Education that equivalent salary increases have been provided for the support positions in the second year by January 1, 2014.
3) These funds shall be matched by the local government, based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay.
Page 143, line 37, strike "d." and insert "e."
Page 143, after line 37, insert:
"f. School divisions cannot use the local required match to effectuate the compensation adjustments mandated in Chapter 822 of the 2012 Virginia Acts of Assembly."

(This amendment provides $9.1 million in the second year from the general fund to fund the share's share of a 2 percent salary incentive payment to school divisions for funded SOQ support positions. The salary incentive funding will be based on an effective date of January 1, 2014, and will require a local match.)