H. B. 2097
(By Delegates Caputo, Manchin, Longstreth, D. Poling
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §60-2-23, relating to
providing for career development; and establishing annual
salaries for Alcohol Beverage Control inspectors, enforcement
agents and supervisors.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated as §60-2-23, to read as
ARTICLE 2. ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSIONER.
§60-2-23. Career Development; salaries.
_____(a) The commissioner shall establish within the Alcohol
Beverage Control Commission a system to provide for the career
development and promotion of inspectors and enforcement agents.
_____(b) The commissioner may propose legislative rules for
legislative approval in accordance with article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code for the purpose of ensuring consistency,
predictability and independent review of any system developed under
the provisions of this section.
_____(c) The commissioner will provide to each inspector,
enforcement agent and supervisor a written manual governing any
system established under the provisions of this section and
specific procedures shall be identified for the evaluation and
testing of inspectors and enforcement agents for advancement.
_____(d) Beginning July 1, 2013, inspectors, enforcement agents and
supervisors shall receive annual salaries as follows:
ANNUAL SALARY SCHEDULE (BASE PAY)
SUPERVISORY AND NONSUPERVISORY RANKS
Enforcement Agent 1________43,290
Enforcement Agent 2________47,591
Enforcement Agent 3________49,742
Enforcement Agent, Supervisor________56,194
_____Each inspector, enforcement agent and supervisor of the
Alcohol Beverage Commission whose salary is fixed and specified in
this annual salary schedule is entitled to the length of service increases set forth in subsection (e) of this section.
_____(e) Each inspector, enforcement agent and supervisor of the
Alcohol Beverage Commission whose salary is fixed and specified
pursuant to this section shall receive an increase in salary over
that set forth in subsection (d) of this section based on length of
service with the Alcohol Beverage Commission, including service
served before and after the effective date of this section. At the
end of two years of service with the Alcohol Beverage Commission,
the inspector, enforcement agent and supervisor shall receive a
salary increase of $400 to be effective during his or her next year
of service and a like increase at yearly intervals thereafter with
the increases to be cumulative.
_____(f) In applying the salary schedules set forth in this section
where salary increases are provided for length of service,
inspectors, enforcement agents and supervisors of the Alcohol
Beverage Commission in service at the time the schedules become
effective will be given credit for prior service and will be paid
the salaries the same length of service entitles them to receive
under the provisions of this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for career
development and establishing a pay scale for Alcohol Beverage
Commission inspectors, enforcement agents and supervisors.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely