2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Torian
6% Compensation Supplement

Item 136 #19h

Item 136 #19h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $0 FY2016 $241,114,576 GF

Page 113, line 32, strike "$6,333,616,326" and insert "$6,574,730,902".
Page 115, after line 16, insert:
"Compensation Supplement      $0    $241,114,576".
Page 115, line 18, strike "$22,103,083" and insert "$263,217,659".
Page 145, after line 5, insert:
"36. Compensation Supplement
a. The appropriation in this item includes $241,114,576 the second year from the general fund for the state share of a payment equivalent to a 6.0 percent salary incentive increase, effective July 1, 2015, for funded SOQ instructional and support positions.  Funded SOQ instructional positions shall include the teacher, guidance counselor, librarian, instructional aide, principal, and assistant principal positions funded through the SOQ staffing standards for each school division in the biennium.
b. The state funds which the division is eligible to receive shall be matched by the local government, based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay, which shall be calculated using an effective date of July 1, 2015, as the basis for the local match requirement for both funded SOQ instructional and support positions.
c. This funding is not intended as a mandate to increase salaries.

(This amendment provides $241.1 million the second year to provide the state's share of funding for a 6% pay increase for all teachers and support staff.)