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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       Annual Salary

                                        as of               as of

                                July 13, 2014       July 12, 2015

                 Governor            $155,019    $160,135

      Lieutenant Governor              65,803    67,975

       Secretary of State              98,296    101,540

          State Treasurer              98,296    101,540

      Auditor of Accounts              98,296    101,540

         Attorney General             117,674    121,557

(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       Base Salary

                                            July 13, 2014

(A)                       Administration          $93,740           $96,833

(B)        Agriculture, Food and Markets           93,740            96,833

(C)                 Financial Regulation           87,634            90,525

(D)       Buildings and General Services           87,634            90,525

(E)                Children and Families           87,634            90,525

(F)      Commerce and Community

         Development

                                                   93,740            96,833

(G)                          Corrections           87,634            90,525

(H)                     Defender General           87,634            90,525

(I)      Disabilities, Aging, and                  87,634            90,525

         Independent Living

(J)                 Economic Development           79,492            82,116

(K)                            Education           93,740            96,833

(L)           Environmental Conservation           87,634            90,525

(M)               Finance and Management           87,634            90,525

(N)                    Fish and Wildlife           79,492            82,116

(O)        Forests, Parks and Recreation           79,492            82,116

(P)                               Health           87,634            90,525

(Q)      Housing and Community                     79,492            82,116

         Development

(R)                      Human Resources           87,634            90,525

(S)                       Human Services           93,740            96,833

(T)           Information and Innovation           87,634            90,525

(U)                                Labor           87,634            90,525

(V)                            Libraries           79,492            82,116

(W)                       Liquor Control           79,492            82,116

(X)                              Lottery           79,492            82,116

(Y)                        Mental Health           87,634            90,525

(Z)                             Military           87,634            90,525

(AA)                      Motor Vehicles           79,492            82,116

(BB)                   Natural Resources           93,740            96,833

(CC)     Natural Resources Board                   79,492            82,116

         Chairperson

(DD)                       Public Safety           87,634            90,525

(EE)                      Public Service           87,634            90,525

(FF)                               Taxes           87,634            90,525

(GG)               Tourism and Marketing           79,492            82,116

(HH)                      Transportation           93,740            96,833

(II)               Vermont Health Access           87,634            90,525

(JJ)                      Veterans' Home           87,634            90,525

(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 13, 2014, of $67,392.00 and as of July 12, 2015, of $69,616.00.

(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

                                                 Salary as

                                                 of

                                                 July 13,

                                                 2014

                                                                Annual

                                                                Salary as

                                                                of

                                                                July 124,

                                                                2015

   (1) Chief Justice of Supreme                  $149,200          $154,124

   Court

   (2) Each Associate Justice                    142,396            147,095

   (3) Administrative judge                      142,396            147,095

   (4) Each Superior judge                       135,369            139,837

   (5) Repealed.]

   (6) Each magistrate                           102,068            105,436

   (7) Each Judicial Bureau hearing              102,068            105,436

   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; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4.)