2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Adjust Funding for Entry Level Deputy Sheriff Pay Actions

Item 66 #1c

Item 66 #1c

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Compensation Board FY2015 $0 FY2016 ($357,218) GF

Page 44, line 15, strike "$444,317,285" and insert "$443,960,067".
Page 47, strike lines 49 through 50 and insert:
"R.  Included in the appropriation for this Item, $1,216,244 the second year from the general fund is provided to increase the minimum starting salary for entry level grade 7 deputy sheriffs employed in sheriffs' offices and entry-level grade 7 regional jail officers employed in regional jails by 4.63 percent effective September 1, 2015.  This funding, in addition to the two percent salary adjustment for state supported local employees in Item 467 of this act, which is contingent on revenues, is sufficient to increase the minimum salary for entry level grade 7 deputy sheriffs and entry level grade 7 regional jail officers to $31,009 effective September 1, 2015.
Effective September 1, 2015, the Compensation Board shall establish salary increases associated with the reclassification of a deputy sheriff or deputy regional jail officer from grade 7 to grade 8 upon the first of the month on or following the one year anniversary of the date of hire into a Compensation Board funded position based upon the salary actions authorized in this Act."
Page 48, strike lines 1 through 20.

(This amendment adjusts funding included in the introduced budget regarding an increase in the starting salary for entry level sheriffs to reflect the two percent across the board salary increase included in Item 467. This amendment, along with the amendment to Item 467, provides the same salary increase for grade 7 deputy sheriffs that was proposed in the introduced budget. This amendment also specifies that entry-level correctional officers employed at regional jails are also included in this salary adjustment. This amendment eliminates language which required localities to automatically provide, and fund, future salary increases when the income levels for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is increased.)