FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: March 04, 2020
Time Requested: 12:24 PM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2459 Abstract SB597
CBD Subject: Salaries


FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    This bill will increase the cost of Personal Services by increasing salaries for magistrates, justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, circuit judges, and family court judges. The salary increases in this Fiscal Note are based on the House Committee on Finance recommendations.
    
     The pay increases are staggered as follows:
     July 1, 2020, the annual salary of Family Court Judges increased to $103,950.
    
     July 1, 2021, the annual salary of Supreme Court Justices increased to $142,800; the annual salary of Circuit Judges increased to $132,300; the annual salary of Magistrates increased to $60,375.
    
     July 1, 2022, the annual salary of Supreme Court Justices increased to $149,600; the annual salary of Circuit Judges increased to $138,600; the annual salary of Magistrates increased to $63,250.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2020
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2021
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 526,984 3,009,445
Personal Services 0 526,984 3,009,445
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):


    Projected cost for FY 2021 (07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021)= $526,984
    
    Projected cost for FY 2022 (07/01/2021 – 06/30/2022)= $1,241,230
    
    Projected cost for FY 2023 (07/01/2022 – 06/30/2023)= $1,241,230
    
     Total = $3,009,445



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Joseph Armstrong
    Email Address: Joseph.Armstrong@courtswv.gov