H. B. 4658
(By Delegates Caputo and Prunty, By Request)
[Introduced February 27, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article one, chapter sixteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty- two, relating to sanitarian employees of the bureau of
public health; providing for a twenty-five percent across
the board salary increase; and providing for an annual cost
of living increase.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one, chapter sixteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-two, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. STATE BUREAU OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
§16-1-22. Salary increase for sanitarian employees.
On the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight, any sanitarian, as defined in section two, article
seventeen, chapter thirty of this code, who is employed by the
bureau of public health shall receive a salary increase in an
amount equal to twenty-five percent of his or her annual salary
on that date. Thereafter each sanitarian shall receive an annual
cost-of-living salary increase in an amount equal to the annual
rate of inflation as calculated by the West Virginia division of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for a 25%
across the board salary increase for sanitarian employees of the
Division of Health to bring their salaries into parity with
county sanitarian employee salaries, and to additionally provide
for an annual cost-of-living salary increase.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.