H. B. 2377
(By Delegates Caputo, Fleischauer and Marshall)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §5-5-2 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to increasing the amount of annual
and incremental salary increases for eligible employees from
$60 to $100; changing eligibility from three years of service
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §5-5-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, 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 one or more years of
service shall receive an annual salary increase equal to sixty
dollars $100 times the employee's years of service. In each fiscal year and on July 1, each eligible employee shall receive an annual
increment increase of sixty dollars $100 for that fiscal year.
(b) Every employee becoming newly eligible as a result of
three years one year of service minimum requirement on
July 1 in any fiscal year is entitled to the annual salary increase
equal to sixty dollars $100 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 sixty dollars
$100 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 does not 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 amount of
annual and incremental salary increases for eligible employees from
$60 to $100 and to change eligibility criteria from three years of
service to one.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would