2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stanley
Provide Compensation Increases for Deputy Sheriffs

Item 72 #2s

Item 72 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Compensation Board FY2023 $112,553,788 FY2024 $122,785,950 GF

Page 48, line 28, strike "$588,315,380" and insert "$700,869,168".
Page 48, line 28, strike "$594,031,949" and insert "$716,817,899".

Page 52, strike lines 12 through 22, and insert:

"Q.1.Effective July 1, 2022 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 $46,000.

2. Effective July 1, 2022, 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."

3. Localities shall not use the funding provided herein to supplant local funds provided for the salaries of elected sheriffs or their sworn or non-sworn staff.”


(This amendment provides $112.6 million GF the first year and $122.8 million GF the second year for a compensation plan for deputy sheriffs and regional jail officers that would increase the grade 7 entry-level starting pay for deputy sheriffs and regional jail officers to $46,000, and establish a career progression program. Language also provides that localities shall not use the compensation plan funding to supplement local funds for elected sheriffs or sworn or non-sworn staff.)