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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

State Board of Elections

Item 69

Item 69

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Electoral Services (72300)$8,823,710$8,609,100
Election Operations (72301)FY1999 $1,074,491FY2000 $1,007,778
Election Staff and Officials Training (72302)FY1999 $58,923FY2000 $58,923
General Registrar Compensation (72303)FY1999 $4,239,752FY2000 $4,239,752
Central Registration Roster System (72304)FY1999 $2,446,129FY2000 $2,298,232
Local Electoral Board Compensation and Expenses (72306)FY1999 $1,004,415FY2000 $1,004,415
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $8,823,710FY2000 $8,609,100

Authority: Title 24.2, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.


A.1.a. In determining the salary and normal days of service per week for each general registrar, the State Board of Elections shall use the most recent population estimate from the United States Bureau of the Census or the Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia. The State Board of Elections shall adjust such population estimate, where applicable, for any annexation or consolidation order by a court when such order becomes effective. There shall be no reduction in salary or normal days of service per week by reason of a decline in population during the terms in which the incumbent general registrar remains in office.


b. The annual salaries of general registrars authorized to work five normal days of service per week in accordance with the provisions of § 24.2-111, Code of Virginia shall be as hereinafter prescribed.


Population

July 1, 1998

December 1, 1998

December 1, 1999

to

to

to

November 30, 1998

June 30, 1999

June 30, 2000


0-25,000 $29,792 $30,885 $31,580

25,001-50,000

$32,958 $34,168 $34,937

50,001-100,000

$36,340 $37,674 $38,522

100,001-150,000

$40,879 $42,379 $43,333

150,001-200,000

$44,986 $46,637 $47,686

200,001 and above

$60,189 $62,398 $63,802


c. The annual salaries of general registrars authorized to work three normal days of service per week shall be fixed at 60 percent of the salary prescribed above for the population range in which the locality falls.


d. Any locality required to supplement the salary of a general registrar on June 30, 1981, shall continue that supplement at the identical annual amount as paid in FY 1981-82. This supplement shall continue as long as the incumbent general registrar on July 1, 1982 continues in office. Further, any locality may supplement the annual salary of the general registrar by an amount up to 10 percent of the annual compensation set for the general registrar pursuant to this act. There shall be no reimbursement out of the state treasury for such supplements.


e. Normal days of service per week for each general registrar shall be fixed on July 1 each year by the State Board of Elections as hereinafter prescribed.


Population

Days of Service

per Week

0 - 9,999

3

10,000 and above

5


No general registrar's normal days of service per week shall be less than that which was previously authorized as of June 1, 1981.


f. All general registrars whose normal days of service are less than five days per week shall be required to be open five days a week during August, September, October, November, and December of each year. Such registrars shall be compensated accordingly.


2. General registrars in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park shall receive a cost of competition supplement equal to 15 percent of the salaries authorized in paragraph A.1.a. The cost of this supplement shall be paid out of the general fund of the state treasury.


B.1.a. The State Board of Elections shall set the annual compensation for secretaries and members of local electoral boards on July 1 of each year. In determining such compensation, the State Board of Elections shall use the most recent population estimate from the United States Bureau of the Census. However, should more recent population estimates from the Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia indicate that the population of any county or city has, since the last United States census, increased so as to entitle such county or city to be placed in a higher compensation bracket, such county or city shall be considered as being within the higher bracket for the purpose of fixing the annual compensation.


b. The annual compensation of the secretary of each local electoral board shall be as hereinafter prescribed, except that the secretary of an electoral board in any county with election responsibilities for more than seven towns shall receive, in addition to the annual compensation listed below, $50 per year for each town over seven.


July 1, 1998

December 1, 1998

December 1, 1999

to

to

to

November 30, 1998

November 30, 1999

June 30, 2000


Population Size

Counties with Election Responsibilities For

of Locality


No Towns


0-10,000

$1,485

$1,539

$1,574

10,001-25,000

$2,222

$2,304

$2,355

25,001-50,000

$2,965

$3,074

$3,143

50,001-100,000

$3,706

$3,842

$3,928

100,001-150,000

$4,446

$4,609

$4,713

150,001-200,000

$5,198

$5,389

$5,510

200,001-350,000

$5,931

$6,149

$6,287

Above 350,000

$6,668

$6,913

$7,069


1 Town


0-10,000

$1,853

$1,921

$1,964

10,001-25,000

$2,594

$2,689

$2,750

25,001-50,000

$3,338

$3,461

$3,539

50,001-100,000

$4,076

$4,226

$4,321

100,001-150,000

$4,822

$4,999

$5,111

150,001-200,000

$5,558

$5,762

$5,892

200,001-350,000

$6,297

$6,528

$6,675

Above 350,000

$7,041

$7,299

$7,463


2 or More Towns


0-10,000

$2,039

$2,114

$2,162

10,001-25,000

$2,778

$2,880

$2,945

25,001-50,000

$3,517

$3,646

$3,728

50,001-100,000

$4,263

$4,419

$4,518

100,001-150,000

$5,001

$5,185

$5,302

150,001-200,000

$5,742

$5,953

$6,087

200,001-350,000

$6,482

$6,720

$6,871

Above 350,000

$7,225

$7,490

$7,659


Cities


0-10,000

$2,039

$2,114

$2,162

10,001-25,000

$2,778

$2,880

$2,945

25,001-50,000

$3,517

$3,646

$3,728

50,001-100,000

$4,263

$4,419

$4,518

100,001-150,000

$5,001

$5,185

$5,302

150,001-200,000

$5,742

$5,953

$6,087

200,001-350,000

$6,482

$6,720

$6,871

Above 350,000

$7,225

$7,490

$7,659


c. The annual compensation of other members of local electoral boards shall be fixed at one-half the annual compensation provided to the secretary of the board.


d. The governing body of any county or city may pay to a full-time secretary of an electoral board such supplemental compensation as it deems appropriate. There shall be no reimbursement out of the state treasury for such supplements.


2. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the governing body of any county or city from paying the secretary of its electoral board such additional allowance for expenses as it deems appropriate but there shall be no reimbursement out of the state treasury for such expenses.


3. As authorized by § 24.2-108, Code of Virginia, each county and city shall be reimbursed for mileage paid to members of electoral boards. Mileage reimbursements shall be limited to the extent that funds are available in this act and shall be paid by the State Board of Elections only after submission of satisfactory evidence that such expenses were actually incurred and paid by a local governing body.


C. Included in the appropriation for this item is $30,900 the first year and $30,900 the second year from the general fund to provide temporary full-time status for part-time general registrars. Such temporary full-time status may be granted by the Board of Elections, upon request of the Local Electoral Board, in recognition of temporary or permanent increases in workload. In making its determination, the Board of Elections shall consider elections, if any, required to be conducted by the locality during January through July, and evidence submitted by the Local Electoral Board to document increases in workload. Such evidence shall include specific data with comparisons, by transaction type and by month experienced, of past and present workloads. Temporary full-time status, if granted, may include all or part of the time normally worked on a part-time basis.


D. This appropriation includes $150,000 the first year for a study to determine the best option for replacement of the current Virginia Voter Registration System (VVRS). The study shall consider, at a minimum, the following options:


1. A redesigned, modern mainframe system;


2. A stand-alone VVRS option;


3. Development of an "VVRS application" using "off-the-shelf" software; or


4. A vendor maintained system operating under license to the state Board of Elections.


The State Board of Elections shall appoint a study committee composed of: a private consultant(s) with demonstrated expertise in this area; a member of the staff of the State Board of Elections with appropriate expertise; a local election official, and a private citizen(s). The committee shall submit a report and recommendations to the Secretaries of Administration and Finance by October 1, 1998.