SB267 HFA Sponaugle 2-12
Altizer – 3259
Delegates Sponaugle, Barrett, Bates, Boggs, Brewer, Byrd, Campbell Canestraro, Caputo, Eldridge, E. Evans, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fluharty, Hartman, Hicks, Hornbuckle, Iaquinta, Isner, Longstret, Love, Lovejoy, Lynch, Marcum, Miley, R. Miller, Moye, Pethtel, Pushkin, Pyles, Robinson, Rodighiero, Rowe, Thompson and Williams moves to amend the SB267 HFIN AM 2-8 #1 on page one, line one, by inserting the following:
“CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.
ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
5-5-7. Incremental Salary Increases for State Employees.
(a) The Legislature declare that all state employee salaries are uniformly low and it is in the public interest to provide uniform fair pay increases to all state employees to counter increases in healthcare and living costs. Further, the last across the board pay increase in 2008 of $60 a year for each year of service, has failed to even begin to keep up with healthcare costs and the cost of living for state employees, therefore this section is enacted to rectify this unfairness.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2020, the salaries of all eligible employees will be increased pursuant to this section. The annual raises shall be equally distributed between each pay scale to assure that all pay scales are equally increased by an identical amount, in the total cumulative amount increase that exceeds current pay, that equals:
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2020 (Fiscal Year 2021)- $20 million;
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2021 (Fiscal Year 2022)- $40 million;
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022 (Fiscal Year 2023)- $60 million;
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2023 (Fiscal Year 2024)- $80 million;
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2024 (Fiscal Year 2025)- $100 million; and
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2025 (Fiscal Year 2026)- $120 million
For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2026 (Fiscal Year 2027 and every fiscal year thereafter)- $140 million.