2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Campbell R.
Fund Career Progression Plan for Deputy Sheriffs

Item 68 #2h

Item 68 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Compensation Board FY2021 $0 FY2022 $90,947,882 GF

Page 55, line 45, strike "$499,752,342" and insert "$590,700,224".

Page 59, after line 15, insert:

"P. 1 Included in the appropriation for this item, $90,947,882 the second year from the general fund is provided for the following salary adjustments.

2. Effective July 1, 2021 the State Compensation Board shall 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 up to $40,000.

3. Additionally, effective July 1, 2021, the Compensation Board shall establish a career progression program which provides an annual $800 step increase, up to 25 years, contingent on a positive annual evaluation. Upon the creation of the career progression system all eligible sheriff's department/regional jail employees shall be moved to the step matching years of service within the progression program."


(This amendment provides $90.9 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2022 to increase in the starting pay and implement a career progression program for deputy sheriffs and regional jail officers.)