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Title 32: Taxation and Finance

Chapter 15: SALARIES AND FEES

Sub-Chapter 01: State Officers

32 V.S.A. § 1003. State Officers



§ 1003. State Officers

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

                                                                        Annual Salary

                                                                               as of

                                                                          July 8, 2007

   Governor                                                        $150,067

   Lieutenant Governor                                         63,701

   Secretary of State                                              95,156

   State Treasurer                                                  95,156

   Auditor of Accounts                                         95,156

   Attorney General                                            113,915

(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 and Agencies:

                                                                                    Base Salary as

                                                                                                of

                                                                                    July 1, 2012

   (A)           Administration                                           $90,745

   (B)           Agriculture, Food and Markets                 90,745

   (C)           Financial Regulation                                 84,834

   (D)           Buildings and General Services                84,834

   (E)           Children and Families                               84,834

   (F)           Commerce and Community De-

                        velopment                                             90,745

   (G)           Corrections                                                 84,834

   (H)           Defender General                                      84,834

   (I)           Disabilities, Aging, and Inde-

                         pendent Living                                     84,834

   (J)           Economic Development                             76,953

   (K)           Education                                                    90,745

   (L)           Environmental Conservation                                   84,834

   (M)           Finance and Management                                     84,834

   (N)           Fish and Wildlife                                                   76,953

   (O)           Forests, Parks and Recreation                               76,953

   (P)           Health                                                                     84,834

   (Q)           Housing and Community

                 Development                                                           76,953

   (R)           Human Resources                                     84,834

   (S)           Human Services                                                     90,745

   (T)           Information and Innovation                                     84,834

   (U)           Labor                                                                    84,834

   (V)           Libraries                                                                76,953

   (W)           Liquor Control                                                     76,953

   (X)           Lottery                                                                  76,953

   (Y)           Mental Health                                                        84,834

   (Z)           Military                                                                  84,834

   (AA)          Motor Vehicles                                        76,953

   (BB)          Natural Resources                                   90,745

   (CC)          Natural Resources Board Chair

                 person                                                                     76,953

   (DD)          Public Safety                                                       84,834

   (EE)          Public Service                                                       84,834

   (FF)          Taxes                                                                   84,834

   (GG)          Tourism and Marketing                                        76,953

   (HH)          Transportation                                                     90,745

   (II)          Vermont Health Access                                          84,834

   (JJ)          Veterans Home                                                      84,834

 

(2) The Secretary of Administration may include the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation 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 a base salary, as of July 8, 2007, of $65,239.00.

(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

                                                                        Salary as                      Salary as

                                                                        of                                 of

                                                                         July 1,                         July 14,

                                                                        2012                            2013

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                           

   (1) Chief justice of Supreme                           $139,280                     $144,434

   Court

   (2) Each associate justice                           132,928                           137,847

   (3) Administrative judge                            132,928                            137,847

   (4) Each superior judge                             126,369                            131,045

   (5) Each district judge                               Repealed

   (6) Each magistrate                           95,281                         98,807

   (7) Each judicial bureau hearing                  95,281                             98,807

   officer

 

(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.

(e) Notwithstanding the maximum salary established in subsection (b) of this section, the maximum salary for the Commissioner of Health may not exceed $150,000.00. (Added 1965, No. 125, § 1, eff. July 2, 1965; amended 1966, No. 53 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 5, 1966; 1967, No. 126, § 1, No. 200, § 1, eff. July 1, 1967, § 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1967; 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), Pt. IV, § 9, eff. at beginning of respective elective terms in 1971, Pt. V, § 10, eff. April 15, 1970; 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 14, 16; 1971, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1973, No. 117, §§ 1, 2; 1973, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 18, 19, eff. July 1, 1974; 1975, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 27, eff. Oct. 22, 1975; 1975, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1975, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 1a; 1977, No. 105, § 19, eff. July 1, 1977; 1977, No. 109, § 15, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. July 2, 1978, and Jan. 4, 1979; 1977, No. 232 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 59, § 2, eff. July 1, 1979; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1981, No. 91, § 7, eff. July 5, 1981; § 13, eff. upon taking the oath of office in Jan. 1983; § 14, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 8, 8a-8c; 1983, No. 88, § 2, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 95, § 308; 1983, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1983, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 14(b), eff. April 19, 1984; 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(a); 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 5, 20; 1985, No. 93, §§ 1, 2; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 4, 21; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 1987, No. 121, §§ 2, 3; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4, 7; 1989, No. 67, §§ 1, 1a, 3; 1989, No. 187 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1989, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 9(a); 1989, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 25(a); 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 10(a), eff. Jan. 1, 1991; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 5, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 5, eff. May 19, 1992; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3; 1995, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 16, 17, eff. May 6, 1996; 1995, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1995, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1995, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 38; 1995, No. 190 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1, 11; 1997, No. 28, § 1, eff. May 15, 1997; 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; 1999, No. 40, § 1, eff. July 4, 1999; 1999, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2001, No. 66, § 1; 2003, No. 66, § 315; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 116, 117, eff. Jan. 31, 2005; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3, eff. July 11, 2004; 2005, No. 66, § 1; 2007, No. 47, § 1; 2007, No. 65, § 116; 2007, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5; 2013, No. 50, § E.802.1; 2013, No. 56, § 14, retroactively eff. Jan. 2, 2013.)