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Senate Bill No. 425

(By Senators Wells, Unger, Jenkins, Kessler (Acting President), McCabe, Plymale, D. Facemire, Williams and Klempa)

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[Introduced February 4, 2011; referred to the Committee on Military; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §6-7-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the salary of the Adjutant General.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §6-7-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 7. COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES.

§6-7-2a. Terms of certain appointive state officers; appointment; qualifications; powers and salaries of such officers.

    (a) Each of the following appointive state officers named in this subsection shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Each of the appointive state officers serves at the will and pleasure of the Governor for the term for which the Governor was elected and until the respective state officers’ successors have been appointed and qualified. Each of the appointive state officers are subject to the existing qualifications for holding each respective office and each has and is hereby granted all of the powers and authority and shall perform all of the functions and services heretofore vested in and performed by virtue of existing law respecting each office.

    Prior to July 1, 2006, each such named appointive state officer shall continue to receive the annual salaries they were receiving as of the effective date of the enactment of this section in 2006 and thereafter, notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the annual salary of each named appointive state officer shall be as follows:

    Commissioner, Division of Highways, $92,500; Commissioner, Division of Corrections, $80,000; Director, Division of Natural Resources, $75,000; Superintendent, State Police, $85,000; Commissioner, Division of Banking, $75,000; Commissioner, Division of Culture and History, $65,000; Commissioner, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, $75,000; Commissioner, Division of Motor Vehicles, $75,000; Chairman, Health Care Authority, $80,000; members, Health Care Authority, $75,000; Director, Human Rights Commission, $55,000; Commissioner, Division of Labor, $70,000; Director, Division of Veterans' Affairs, $65,000; Chairperson, Board of Parole, $55,000; members, Board of Parole, $50,000; members, Employment Security Review Board, $17,000; and Commissioner, Bureau of Employment Programs, $75,000. Secretaries of the departments shall be paid an annual salary as follows: Health and Human Resources, $95,000; Transportation, $95,000: Provided, That if the same person is serving as both the Secretary of Transportation and the Commissioner of Highways, he or she shall be paid $120,000; Revenue, $95,000; Military Affairs and Public Safety, $95,000; Administration, $95,000; Education and the Arts, $95,000; Commerce, $95,000; and Environmental Protection, $95,000: Provided, however, That any increase in the salary of any current appointive state officer named in this subsection pursuant to the reenactment of this subsection during the regular session of the Legislature in 2006 that exceeds $5,000 shall be paid to such officer or his or her successor beginning on July 1, 2006, in annual increments of $5,000 per fiscal year, up to the maximum salary provided in this subsection: Provided further, That if the same person is serving as both the Secretary of Transportation and the Commissioner of Highways, then the annual increments of $5,000 per fiscal year do not apply.

    (b) Each of the state officers named in this subsection shall continue to be appointed in the manner prescribed in this code and, prior to July 1, 2006, each of the state officers named in this subsection shall continue to receive the annual salaries he or she was receiving as of the effective date of the enactment of this section in 2006 and shall thereafter, notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, be paid an annual salary as follows:

    Director, Board of Risk and Insurance Management, $80,000; Director, Division of Rehabilitation Services, $70,000; Director, Division of Personnel, $70,000; Executive Director, Educational Broadcasting Authority, $75,000; Secretary, Library Commission, $72,000; Director, Geological and Economic Survey, $75,000; Executive Director, Prosecuting Attorneys Institute, $70,000; Executive Director, Public Defender Services, $70,000; Commissioner, Bureau of Senior Services, $75,000; Director, State Rail Authority, $65,000; Executive Director, Women's Commission, $55,000; Director, Hospital Finance Authority, $35,000; member, Racing Commission, $12,000; Chairman, Public Service Commission, $85,000; members, Public Service Commission, $85,000; Director, Division of Forestry, $75,000; Director, Division of Juvenile Services, $80,000; and Executive Director, Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, $80,000: Provided, That any increase in the salary of any current appointive state officer named in this subsection pursuant to the reenactment of this subsection during the regular session of the Legislature in 2006 that exceeds $5,000 shall be paid to such officer or his or her successor beginning on July 1, 2006, in annual increments of $5,000 per fiscal year, up to the maximum salary provided in this subsection.

    (c) Each of the following appointive state officers named in this subsection shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Each of the appointive state officers serves at the will and pleasure of the Governor for the term for which the Governor was elected and until the respective state officers’ successors have been appointed and qualified. Each of the appointive state officers are subject to the existing qualifications for holding each respective office and each has and is hereby granted all of the powers and authority and shall perform all of the functions and services heretofore vested in and performed by virtue of existing law respecting each office.

    Prior to July 1, 2006, each such named appointive state officer shall continue to receive the annual salaries they were receiving as of the effective date of the enactment of this section in 2006 and thereafter, notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the annual salary of each named appointive state officer shall be as follows:

    Commissioner, State Tax Division, $92,500; Commissioner, Insurance Commission, $92,500; Director, Lottery Commission, $92,500; Director, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, $65,000; and Adjutant General, $92,500 $130,000.

    (d) No increase in the salary of any appointive state officer pursuant to this section shall be paid until and unless the appointive state officer has first filed with the State Auditor and the Legislative Auditor a sworn statement, on a form to be prescribed by the Attorney General, certifying that his or her spending unit is in compliance with any general law providing for a salary increase for his or her employees. The Attorney General shall prepare and distribute the form to the affected spending units.



    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the Adjutant General’s salary to $130,000.


    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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