S1437aaH...................................................by STATE AFFAIRS ELECTED OFFICIALS - SALARY INCREASE - Amends existing law relating to state elected officials to increase salaries by five percent during each of the four years of the term of office of the state elected officials. 03/09 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/10 Rpt prt - to St Aff Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/13 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/14 3rd rdg - PASSED - 19-12-4 AYES -- Andreason, Broadsword, Bunderson, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Little, Lodge, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson, Stegner, Williams NAYS -- Brandt, Burkett, Compton, Gannon, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Malepeai, Schroeder, Stennett, Werk Absent and excused -- Burtenshaw, Marley, Pearce, Sweet Floor Sponsor - President Pro Tempore Geddes Title apvd - to House 03/15 House intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 03/21 Rpt out - to Gen Ord 03/28 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen 03/29 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/30 Ret'd to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1437 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS; AMENDING SECTION 59-501, IDAHO 3 CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALARIES OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS SHALL BE INCREASED 4 BY FIVE PERCENT PER ANNUM ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE YEARS SPECIFIED. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 59-501, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 59-501. SALARIES OF STATE ELECTIVE OFFICERS -- REGULAR PAYMENT -- TRAVEL- 9 ING EXPENSES -- FEES PROPERTY OF STATE. (1) The governor, lieutenant governor, 10 secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general and 11 superintendent of public instruction shall, during their continuance in 12 office, receive for their services compensation as follows: 13 Commencing on the first Monday in January 2002, until the first Monday in 14 January 2007: 15 Governor, $101,500 per annum; 16 Lieutenant governor, $26,750 per annum; 17 Secretary of state, $82,500 per annum; 18 State controller, $82,500 per annum; said salary to be audited by the leg- 19 islative council; 20 Attorney general, $91,500 per annum; 21 State treasurer, $82,500 per annum; and 22 State superintendent of public instruction, $82,500 per annum. 23 (2) Commencing on the first Monday in January 2007, and then again on the 24 first Mondays in January of 2008, 2009 and 2010, the salary then in effect for 25 each officer named in subsection (1) of this section shall be increased by 26 five percent (5%) per annum. 27 (3) Such compensation shall be paid on regular pay periods as due out of 28 the state treasury, and shall be in full for all services by said officers 29 respectively rendered in any official capacity or employment whatever during 30 their respective terms of office; but no increase in the rate of compensation 31 shall be made during the terms of such officers; provided, however, that the 32 actual and necessary expenses of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary 33 of state, attorney general, state controller, state treasurer, and superin- 34 tendent of public instruction while traveling within the state, or between 35 points within the state, in the performance of official duties, shall be 36 allowed and paid by the state; not however, exceeding such sum as shall be 37 appropriated for such purpose. 38 ( 34) Actual and necessary subsistence expenses of the governor while 39 traveling in connection with the performance of official duties are hereby 40 expressly exempted from the provisions of sections 67-2007 and 67-2008, Idaho 41 Code. (Standard Travel Pay and Allowance Act of 1949). 42 ( 45) No officer named in this section shall receive, for the performance 43 of any official duty any fee for his own use, but all fees fixed by law for 2 1 the performance by either of them, of any official duty, shall be collected in 2 advance and deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state.
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 Moved by Lake Seconded by Pasley-Stuart IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1437 1 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1 2 On page 1 of the printed bill, delete lines 23 through 26 and insert: 3 "(2) Commencing on the first Monday in January 2007, the salary then in 4 effect for each officer named in subsection (1) of this section shall be 5 increased by four percent (4%) per annum. Commencing on the first Monday in 6 January 2008 and on the first Monday in each subsequent year, the salary then 7 in effect for each officer named in subsection (1) of this section shall be 8 increased by a percentage equal to the salary percentage increase, if any, 9 effective for classified state employees for the respective year.". 10 CORRECTION TO TITLE 11 On page 1, delete line 4 and insert: "BY FOUR PERCENT PER ANNUM ON THE 12 FIRST MONDAY IN 2007 AND BY A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE FOR SUBSEQUENT YEARS.".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 16222 This bill would increase statewide elective officials salaries by five percent each year during their 2007 to 2011 term of office. Article V, Section 27 of the Idaho Constitution prohibits the Legislature from taking any action to diminish or increase the compensation of a statewide elective official during his or her term of office. That means that the Legislature must act no later than the last legislative session before the beginning of the four- year term of statewide elective officials. However, it is permissible, if the Legislature acts before the beginning of the term, to provide for an increase during the term in steps or in more than one calendar year. One of the reasons for selecting a five percent per year increase amount is to "catch up" statewide elective officials' salaries after the four-year 2003-2007 "freeze" that those salaries are enduring. Examination of the existing salaries, and how they relate to other state salaries, also indicates the need for a periodic upgrade. Because of the constitutional prohibition, if elective officials' salaries are not increased by statute during the 2006 session, there will not be another opportunity to increase their salaries until January 2011, and the current salaries will remain in effect indefinitely. FISCAL NOTE Below are the adjusted salaries authorized by RSCFB915, the associated benefit costs, and the total fiscal impact for each fiscal year. Current Jan 1, Jan 1, Jan 1, Jan 1, 2007 2008 2009 2010 Governor $101,500 $106,575 $111,904 $117,499 $123,374 Lt. Governor $26,750 $28,088 $29,492 $30,966 $32,515 Attorney General $91,500 $96,075 $100,879 $105,923 $111,219 Secretary of State $82,500 $86,625 $90,956 $95,504 $100,279 Controller $82,500 $86,625 $90,956 $95,504 $100,279 Treasurer $82,500 $86,625 $90,956 $95,504 $100,279 Supt. Of Public Ins $82,500 $86,625 $90,956 $95,504 $100,279 The estimated fiscal impact for salaries and benefits in FY 2007 is $16,700; the bill impacts one-half of the fiscal year. In FY 2008 the estimated impact is $34,200, in FY 2009 the estimated impact is $35,900, and the fiscal impact in FY 2020 is estimated to be $37,700. Finally, the bill impacts one-half of FY 2011 and the estimated fiscal impact is $15,900. Contact Name: Pro Tem Robert Geddes Phone: 332-1300 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1437