H. B. 4271
(By Delegates Damron, Hubbard,
Boggs and Tillis)
[Introduced February 5, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend article five, chapter five of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section four,
relating to salary increase for all state employees.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article five, chapter five of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section four,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
§5-5-4. Cost-of-living salary increase for all state employees.
(a) Effective for the fiscal year beginning the first day
of July, one thousand nine-hundred eighty-eight, every eligible
employee as defined in paragraph (b) of this section shall
receive a salary increase in the amount of seven and one-half percent of his or her annual salary. This increase shall not be
construed to prohibit other pay increases based on merit,
seniority, promotion or other reason, if funds are available for
such other pay increases: Provided, That the executive head of
each spending unit shall first grant the herein mandated increase
in compensation to all eligible employees prior to the
consideration of any increases based on merit, seniority,
promotion or other reason.
(b) This pay increase shall apply to any regular full-time
employee of the state or any spending unit thereof who is
eligible for membership in any state retirement system of the
state of West Virginia or other retirement plan authorized by the
state including faculty employees at public institutions of
higher learning but excluding any elected or appointed officer of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the salaries
of all state employees by 7 1/2% in order to offset the increased
This is a new section; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.