Download this document in MS Word format


AutoFill Template

H.533

AN ACT RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

* * * Elected Officers; Department Heads; Judicial Officers * * *

Sec. 1.  32 V.S.A. § 1003 is amended to read:

§ 1003.  SALARIES

(a)  Each elective officer of the executive department is entitled to an annual salary as follows:

                                             Annual Salary      Annual Salary      Annual Salary

                                                as of                        as of                      as of

                                             July 11, 2004        July 10, 2005        July 9, 2006

Governor                                $133,166               $138,466            $143,977

Lieutenant Governor                   56,527                   58,777                61,116

Secretary of State                       84,439                   87,800                91,294

State Treasurer                           84,439                   87,800                91,294

Auditor of Accounts                    84,439                   87,800                91,294

Attorney General                      101,086                 105,109              109,292

(b)  The governor may appoint each officer of the executive branch listed in this subsection at a starting salary ranging from the base salary stated for that position to a salary which does not exceed the maximum salary unless otherwise authorized by this subsection.  The maximum salary for each appointive officer shall be 50 percent above the base salary.  Annually, the governor may grant to each of those officers an annual salary adjustment subject to the maximum salary.  The annual salary adjustment granted to officers under this subsection shall not exceed the average of the total rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect.  In addition to the annual salary adjustment specified in this subsection, the governor may grant a special salary increase subject to the maximum salary, or a bonus, to any officer listed in this subsection whose job duties have significantly increased, or whose contributions to the state in the preceding year are deemed especially significant.  Special salary increases or bonuses granted to any individual shall not exceed the average of the total rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect.

(1)  Heads of the following departments, offices and agencies:

                                                                   Base              Base            Base

                                                                   Salary            Salary          Salary

                                                                    as of             as of            as of

                                                                    July 11,         July 10,        July 9,

                                                                    2004             2005            2006

(A)  Administration                                  $80,525        $83,730       $87,062

(B)  Aging and disabilities

independent living                                       68,286          78,276         81,391

(C)  Agriculture, food and markets             80,525          83,730         87,062

(D)  Banking, insurance, securities,

and health care administration                     75,280          78,276         81,391

(E)  Buildings and general services              75,280          78,276         81,391

(F)  Commerce and community

development                                              80,525          83,730         87,062

(G)  Corrections                                        75,280          78,276         81,391

(H)  Defender general                                68,286          71,004         73,830

(I)  Developmental and mental health services

                                                                 75,280

(J)  Economic development                        68,286          71,004         73,830

(K)  Education                                           75,280          78,276         81,391

(L)  Employment and training                      75,280          78,276         81,391

(M)  Natural resources

board chairperson                                      68,286          71,004         73,830

(N)  Environmental conservation                 75,280          78,276         81,391

(O)  Finance and management                    75,280          78,276         81,391

(P)  Fish and wildlife                                  68,286          71,004         73,830

(Q)  Forests, parks and recreation              68,286          71,004         73,830

(R)  Health                                                 75,280          78,276         81,391

(S)  Housing and community affairs             68,286          71,004         73,830

(T)  Human services                                   80,525          83,730         87,062

(U)  Information and innovation                  75,280          78,276         81,391

(V)  Labor and industry                              68,286          71,004         73,830

(W)  Libraries                                            68,286          71,004         73,830

(X)  Liquor control                                     68,286          71,004         73,830

(Y)  Lottery                                               68,286          71,004         73,830

(Z)  Military                                               68,286          71,004         73,830

(AA)  Motor vehicles                                 68,286          71,004         73,830

(BB)  Natural resources                             80,525          83,730         87,062

(CC)  Personnel Human Resources            75,280          78,276         81,391

(DD)  Prevention, assistance, transition, and health access

Children and families                                  75,280          78,276         81,391

(EE)  Public safety                                     75,280          78,276         81,391

(FF)  Public service                                    75,280          78,276         81,391

(GG)  Social and rehabilitation services       75,280

(HH)  Taxes                                              75,280          78,276         81,391

(II)  Tourism and marketing                        68,286          71,004         73,830

(JJ)  Transportation                                    80,525          83,730         87,062

(KK)  Vermont health access                                          78,276         81,391

(LL)  Veterans’ home                                68,286          71,004         73,830

(2)  Directors of the following divisions, offices, and boards:

The secretary of administration may include the following positions in any pay plans which may be established under the authority of subsection 1020(c) of this title, provided the minimum hiring rate does not fall below that in this section.

                                                           Base Salary       Base Salary      Base Salary

                                                           as of                 as of                 as of

                                                            July 11,            July 10,            July 9,

                                                            2004                2005                2006

        (A)  Child support                       $57,891

        (B)  Economic opportunity           57,891

        (C)  Professional regulation          57,891  $60,195           $62,591

(3)  If the chairperson of the natural resources board is employed on less than a full-time basis, the hiring and salary maximums for that position shall be reduced proportionately.

(4)  When a permanent employee is appointed to an exempt position, the governor may authorize such employee to retain the present salary even though it is in excess of any salary maximum provided in statute.

(c)  The annual salaries of the officers of the judicial branch named below shall be as follows:

                                                                       Annual        Annual            Annual Salary Salary   Salary

                                                                       as of           as of              as of

                                                                       July 11,      July 10,         July 9,

                                                                       2004          2005             2006

(1)  Chief justice of supreme court             $120,169     $124,952     $129,925

(2)  Each associate justice                           114,689       119,254       124,000

(3)  Administrative judge                             114,689       119,254       124,000

(4)  Each superior judge                              109,030       113,369       117,881

(5)  Each district judge                                109,030       113,369       117,881

(6)  Each magistrate                                      82,207         85,479         88,881

(7)  Each judicial bureau hearing officer         82,207         85,479         88,881

(d)  Notwithstanding the maximum salary established in subsection (b) of this section, the defender general shall not receive compensation in excess of the compensation established for the attorney general in this section.

* * * Legislative Pages * * *

Sec. 2.  32 V.S.A. § 1053a is amended to read:

§ 1053a.  LEGISLATIVE PAGES

Legislative pages shall be entitled to a weekly compensation of $110.00 effective July 1, 2001 and $115.00 effective July 4, 2002, $120.00 effective July 10, 2005, and $125.00 effective July 9, 2006, and a weekly expense allowance of $60.00 for those who commute and $95.00 for those who rent a room in the Montpelier area.  Pages will be paid in the same manner as members of the general assembly.

* * * Assistant Judges * * *

Sec. 3.  32 V.S.A. § 1141(a) is amended to read:

(a)  Each The compensation of each assistant judge of the superior court shall receive compensation at the daily rate of, which shall be paid by the state, shall be $126.04 a day as of July 11, 2004, $131.06 a day as of July 10, 2005, and $136.28 a day as of July 9, 2006 for time spent in the performance of official duties and necessary expenses as allowed to classified state employees.  Compensation under this section shall be based on a half-day minimum and hourly thereafter.

Sec. 4.  4 V.S.A. § 25(b) is amended to read:

(b)  The supreme court is authorized to pay on an hourly basis all persons whose compensation is established by 32 V.S.A. §§ 1010, 1511, and 1551 and 4 V.S.A. §§ 23, 75, and 356.  The supreme court shall pay all persons whose compensation is established by 32 V.S.A. § 1141 on the basis of a half-day minimum and hourly thereafter.

* * * Probate Judges * * *

Sec. 5.  32 V.S.A. § 1142(a) is amended to read:

§ 1142.  JUDGES OF PROBATE

(a)  The annual salaries of the judges of probate in the several probate districts, which shall be paid by the state in lieu of all fees or other compensation, shall be as follows:

                                                Annual              Annual              Annual

                                                Salary               Salary               Salary

                                                as of                 as of                 as of

                                                July 11,            July 10,            July 9,

                                                2004                2005                2006

(1)  Addison                       $52,641             $54,736           $56,914

(2)  Bennington                     45,753               47,574             49,467

(3)  Caledonia                       52,641               54,736             56,914

(4)  Chittenden                      81,108               84,336             87,693

(5)  Essex                             25,603               26,622             27,682

(6)  Fair Haven                     38,684               40,224             41,825

(7)  Franklin                          52,641               54,736             56,914

(8)  Grand Isle                      25,603               26,622             27,682

(9)  Hartford                         52,641               54,736             56,914

(10)  Lamoille                       38,684               40,224             41,825

(11)  Manchester                  38,684               40,224             41,825

(12)  Marlboro                     45,753               47,574             49,467

(13)  Orange                         45,753               47,574             49,467

(14)  Orleans                        45,753               47,574             49,467

(15)  Rutland                        67,315               69,994             72,780

(16)  Washington                  67,315               69,994             72,780

(17)  Westminster                 38,684               40,224             41,825

(18)  Windsor                       45,753               47,574             49,467

* * * County Clerks * * *

Sec. 6.  32 V.S.A. § 1181 is amended to read:

§ 1181.  COUNTY CLERKS

The annual salaries of the county clerks in the respective counties which shall be paid by the state in lieu of all fees or other compensation paid by the state, shall be as follows:

                                                Annual Annual              Annual

                                                Salary               Salary               Salary

                                                as of                 as of                 as of

                                                July 11,            July 10,            July 9,

                                                2004                2005                2006

(1)  Addison County                   $57,349          $59,631           $62,004

(2)  Bennington County                 57,349            59,631             62,004

(3)  Caledonia County                  57,349            59,631             62,004

(4)  Chittenden County                 69,384            72,145             75,016

(5)  Essex County                         31,164            32,404             33,694

(6)  Franklin County                     57,349            59,631             62,004

(7)  Grand Isle County                  31,164            32,404             33,694

(8)  Lamoille County                     57,349            59,631             62,004

(9)  Orange County                      57,349            59,631             62,004

(10)  Orleans County                    57,349            59,631             62,004

(11)  Rutland County                    63,821            66,361             69,002

(12)  Washington County              63,821            66,361             69,002

(13)  Windham County                 57,349            59,631             62,004

(14)  Windsor County                   60,819            63,240             65,757

* * * Sheriffs * * *

Sec. 7.  32 V.S.A. § 1182(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The annual salaries of the sheriffs of all counties except Chittenden shall be $58,400.00 as of July 11, 2004, $60,724.00 as of July 10, 2005, and $63,141.00 as of July 9, 2006.  The annual salary of the sheriff of Chittenden County shall be $61,802.00 as of July 11, 2004, $64,262.00 as of July 10, 2005, and $66,820.00 as of July 9, 2006.

* * * State’s Attorneys * * *

Sec. 8.  32 V.S.A. § 1183(a) is amended to read:

§ 1183.  STATE’S ATTORNEYS

(a)  The annual salaries of state’s attorneys shall be:

                                                Annual Annual              Annual

                                                Salary               Salary               Salary

                                                as of                 as of                 as of

                                                July 11,            July 10,            July 9,

                                                2004                2005                2006

(1)  Addison County                 $78,994           $82,138           $85,407

(2)  Bennington County               78,994             82,138             85,407

(3)  Caledonia County                 78,994             82,138             85,407

(4)  Chittenden County                82,587             85,874             89,292

(5)  Essex County                       59,246             61,604             64,056

(6)  Franklin County                    78,994             82,138             85,407

(7)  Grand Isle County                59,246             61,604             64,056

(8)  Lamoille County                   78,994             82,138             85,407

(9)  Orange County                     78,994             82,138             85,407

(10)  Orleans County                  78,994             82,138             85,407

(11)  Rutland County                   78,994             82,138             85,407

(12)  Washington County            78,994             82,138             85,407

(13)  Windham County                78,994             82,138             85,407

(14)  Windsor County                 78,994             82,138             85,407

* * * Sergeant at Arms * * *

Sec. 9.  2 V.S.A. § 63(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The base salary for the sergeant at arms shall be $37,869.00 as of July 11, 2004, $39,376.00 as of July 10, 2005, and $40,943.00 as of July 9, 2006.

* * * Miscellaneous Provisions * * *

Sec. 10.  CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT; APPROPRIATIONS;

TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATIONS; EXEMPT PAY PLANS

(a)  The two-year agreements between the state of Vermont and the Vermont state employees’ association for the judicial, defender general,

non-management, supervisory, state police, and corrections bargaining units, for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, shall be funded by:

(1)  Amounts appropriated in other acts of the 2005 biennial session;

(2)  Amounts appropriated in the budget adjustment act of the 2006 adjourned session and the following appropriated amounts:

(A)  From the general fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, $4,019,782.00 and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, $7,581,008.00;

(B)  From the transportation fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, $1,248,449.00, and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, $2,405,219.00;

(C)  From special funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, $1,548,081.00, and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, $1,609,180.00;

(D)  From federal and other funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, $3,240,543.00, and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, $3,329,647.00.

(b)  With due regard to the possible availability of other funds, for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, the secretary of administration may transfer from the various appropriations and various funds and from the receipts of the liquor control board such sums as the secretary may determine to be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act to the various agencies supported by state funds.

(c)  This section shall include sufficient funding to ensure administration of exempt attorney pay plans, including deputy state’s attorneys and public defenders, subject to the approval of the secretary of administration.

Sec. 11.  RATE OF ADJUSTMENT

For purposes of determining annual salary adjustments, special salary increases, and bonuses under subsections 1003(b) and 1020(b) of Title 32, “the total rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement” shall be deemed to be 3.98 percent for fiscal year 2006 and 3.98 percent for fiscal year 2007.

Sec. 12.  3 V.S.A. § 2281 is amended to read:

§ 2281.  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT

The department of finance and management is created in the agency of administration and is charged with all powers and duties assigned to it by law, including the following:

* * *

(3)  to prepare the executive budget; and

(4)  to report on an annual basis to the joint fiscal committee at its November meetings on the allocation of funds contained in the annual pay acts and appropriations acts.  The report shall include the formula for computing these funds, the basis for the formula, and the distribution of the different funding sources among state agencies.  The report shall also be submitted to the members of the House and Senate Committees on Government Operations and Appropriations; and

(5)  at the time the department files its annual accounting report under section 182 of Title 32, it shall to report on the number of special funds and balance of each special fund within each agency, department, commission or other state governmental entity.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us