Compensation (2)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0334 OpposeConstitutional Officers - An Additional 5 Percent Pay Increase to All David Knight
2/20/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Compensation General County Government Todd Edwards
Similar to SB 171, this legislation requires that counties provide a 5 percent pay raise for all constitutional officers (sheriff, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner and probate judge) and magistrate judges, effective January 1, 2021.  This is on top of all of the COLAs received since 2006, state and local supplements, the 5 percent pay raise received per each four-year term in office, and any fees a constitutional officer receives as personal compensation.  Regrettably, ACCG's efforts to require that, in order to receive another pay increase, local constitutional officers go through a similar process to what is required of county commissioners (providing a notice of intent and fiscal impact in the legal organ at least once a week for three consecutive weeks, then providing notice via a public hearing before a meeting of the respective county Board of Commissioners) failed.  To view constitutional officers' salaries, by county, please click here.
HB 1099 OpposeCoroners - Provide a Hefty Raise and Treat as Constitutional Officers Danny Mathis
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2020/03/06 Report Compensation Coroners/Medical Examiners General County Government Personnel/Employment
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation mandates pay raises for coroners.  It first removes the current statutory restriction that there be only one deputy coroner and authorizes the coroner to set the deputy coroner's salary at one-half the coroner's salary, or at one-quarter of the coroner's salary plus a fee of $250 for each case worked.  It then sets up a state-mandated base pay scale and throws in a substantial raise - similar to what's in statute for constitutional officers.  This is in addition to the COLAs coroners have received commensurate to state employee pay increases.  To boot, the office or coroner shall be a full-time position, and the county governing authority shall provide the coroner the same employment benefits it provides other constitutional officers.               
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