Senate Bill No. 174
(By Senators Love, Hunter, Prezioso, Dempsey, Ross and Rowe)
[Introduced January 17, 2003; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section two, article five, chapter five
of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred
thirty-one, as amended, relating to granting incremental
salary increases to division of corrections employees based on
years of service.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article five, chapter five of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
§5-5-2. Granting incremental salary increases based on years of
(a) Every eligible employee with three or more years of
service shall receive an annual salary increase equal to fifty
dollars times the employee's years of service: Provided, That those employees of the division of corrections shall receive an
annual salary increase equal to one hundred dollars times the
employee's years of service. In each fiscal year and on the first
day of July, each eligible employee shall receive an annual
increment increase of fifty dollars and one hundred dollars to
division of corrections employees for that fiscal year.
(b) Every employee becoming newly eligible as a result of
meeting the three years of service minimum requirement on the first
day of July in any fiscal year, is entitled to the annual salary
increase equal to fifty dollars, or one hundred dollars, times the
employee's years of service, where he or she has not in a previous
fiscal year received the benefit of an increment computation.
Thereafter, the employee shall receive a single annual increment
increase of fifty dollars, or one hundred dollars to division of
corrections, for each subsequent fiscal year.
(c) These incremental increases are in addition to any
across-the-board, cost-of-living or percentage salary increases
which may be granted in any fiscal year by the Legislature.
(d) This section shall not be construed to prohibit other pay
increases based on merit, seniority, promotion or other reason, if
funds are available for the other pay increases: Provided, That
the executive head of each spending unit shall first grant the
mandated increase in compensation in this section to all eligible
employees prior to the consideration of any increases based on merit, seniority, promotion or other reason.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the incremental
salary for Division of Corrections employees only.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken, and
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