2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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Raise Starting Salary of Sworn Officers to $43,000 and Address Compression in State Police

Item 475 #10s

Item 475 #10s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2017 $0 FY2018 $14,308,309 GF

Page 459, line 8, strike "$151,691,160" and insert "$165,999,469".

Page 468, after line 43, insert:

"BB.1. Out of appropriation for this item, $14,308,309 the second year from the general fund shall be transferred to the Department of State Police for a salary initiative for sworn employees, subject to approval by the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security.  Such plan shall include raising the starting annual salary of sworn employees to $43,000. The Department shall have the flexibility to retroactively raise the starting pay for newly hired sworn employees where applicable. Prior to the implementation of this plan, copies of the approved plan shall be provided to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.

2. The salary adjustments authorized in this paragraph are intended to be in addition to any other salary increase authorized in this act.".


(This amendment raises the beginning annual base salary of sworn employees within State Police to $43,000, and provides funding for a salary initiative, effective July 10, 2017, to be reflected in their August 1, 2017 paychecks.)