House Bill 4703 History
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H. B. 4703
(By Delegate Spencer)
February 18, 2008
; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §5-5-6, relating to
salaries of state employees.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-5-6, to read as
ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
§5-5-6. State employees salaries to be above Federal Poverty
(a) Commencing on the first day of July, two thousand eight,
a state employee may not have a salary that is less than one
hundred twenty-five percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as
set forth in the Federal Register on the twenty-third day of
January, two thousand eight.
(b) Every year on the first day of July, all state salaries
shall be adjusted to at least one hundred twenty-five percent above
the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued in January of the current year, and set forth in the Federal Register.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to raise the state salary
level to at least one hundred twenty-five percent above the Federal
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would