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Senate Bill No. 665

(By Senators Wells, Bowman, Oliverio, Sypolt, Prezioso, McCabe, McKenzie, Yoder, Facemyer, Bailey, Green, Hall, Fanning, Love, Stollings, Caruth and Tomblin, Mr. President, Minard, Deem and Plymale)

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[Introduced February 14, 2008; referred to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §6-7-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to payment of salaries to state employees.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §6-7-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7. COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES.
§6-7-1. State officials, officers and employees to be paid twice per month; new employees paid in arrears; effective date.

(a) All full-time and part-time salaried and hourly officials, officers and employees of the state, state institutions of higher education and the Higher Education Policy Commission shall be paid twice per month, and under the same procedures and in the same manner as the State Auditor currently pays agencies: Provided, That on and after the first day of July, two thousand two, all new officials, officers and employees of the state, a state institution of higher education and the Higher Education Policy Commission, statutory officials, contract educators with higher education and any exempt official who does not earn annual and sick leave, except elected officials, shall be paid one pay cycle in arrears. The term new employee does not include an employee who transfers from one state agency, a state institution of higher education or the Higher Education Policy Commission to another state agency, another state institution of higher education or the Higher Education Policy Commission without a break in service. Nothing contained in this section is intended to increase or diminish the salary or wages of any official, officer or employee.
(b) The Auditor shall have printed on each state employee's paycheck deduction stub their true compensation for each pay period and shall also include the year to date totals for the following:
(1) Total amount of benefits paid by the state government for that state employee's health benefits;
(2) Total amount of benefits paid in the Public Employees Retirement System for that employee.
(3) The amount the state through taxpayers and other funding contributes to that individual employees potential worker's compensation claim;
(4) The amount the state through taxpayers and other funding sources contributes to that employees potential unemployment claim.




NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to show state employees their true compensation which includes payments for health and retirement benefits.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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