Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    Taking the salary of the Director of the States RailAuthority out of statute would cost an additional $3,952. This represents a $3,040 increase in salary plus an additional 30%($912.00) for benefits.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 3,952 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Based on the duties of the Director of the State Rail Authority, we have determined the appropriate pay grade would be a pay grade 20. The range for the position is $41,736-$77,220. The market rate for the pay grade is $68,040.00. Thee current salary for the position is $65,000.00 and we are assuming that position will be taken to the market rate. The increase plus additional benefit costs would be $3,952.00.


    Once this position is out of statute the employee will accrue annual and sick leave. Initially the impact of the cost will only be the amount of the increase. However, the employee will then be eligible for annual increment pay, able to carry over sick leave ( for which there is no ceiling) and a maximum of 320 hours of annual leave. ( At an hourly rate of $32.71 the annual leave carryover would represent a potential liability of $10,467.20). The employee would also be eligible for any across the board increases enacted by the legislature in the future and discretionary increases. Because the positions are exempt from the classified service, agencies do not have to follow our recommended pay grades and thus there is no ceiling on what could be offered.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Sara P. Walker
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