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H.B. 128

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 11:08 AM by chopkin. --> This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 3:11 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 1, 2005 at 4:09 PM by rday. -->              1     

COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

             2     
2005 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: LaVar Christensen

             5     
             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill establishes a salary for the attorney general on July 1, S. [ 2009 ] 2005 .S .
             9      Highlighted Provisions:
             10          This bill:
             11          .    provides that the attorney general's salary on July 1, S. [ 2009 ] 2005 .S is 95% of the
             11a      governor's
             12      salary S. [ H. or equal to the salary of a state district court judge, whichever is greater .H ] .S .
             13      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             14          None
             15      Other Special Clauses:
             16          None
             17      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             18      AMENDS:
             19          67-22-1, as last amended by Chapter 306, Laws of Utah 2004
             20     
             21      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             22          Section 1. Section 67-22-1 is amended to read:
             23           67-22-1. Compensation -- Constitutional offices.
             24          (1) (a) The Legislature fixes salaries for the constitutional offices as follows:
             25          [(a)] (i) Governor                         $101,600
             26          [(b)] (ii) Lieutenant Governor                 $79,000
             27          [(c)] (iii) Attorney General                     $85,400


             28          [(d)] (iv) State Auditor                     $81,500
             29          [(e)] (v) State Treasurer                     $79,000
             30          (b) Beginning July 1, S. [ 2009 ] 2005 .S , the annual salary of the attorney general shall
             30a1      be H. the
             30a      greater of .H 95% of
             31      the governor's salary S. [ H. or the salary of a state district court judge .H ] .S .
             32          (2) The Legislature fixes benefits for the constitutional offices as follows:
             33          (a) Governor:
             34          (i) a vehicle for official and personal use;
             35          (ii) housing;
             36          (iii) household and security staff;
             37          (iv) household expenses;
             38          (v) retirement benefits as provided in Title 49;
             39          (vi) health insurance;
             40          (vii) dental insurance;
             41          (viii) basic life insurance;
             42          (ix) workers' compensation;
             43          (x) required employer contribution to Social Security;
             44          (xi) long-term disability income insurance; and
             45          (xii) the same additional state paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
             46      employees.
             47          (b) Lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor, and state treasurer:
             48          (i) a vehicle for official and personal use;
             49          (ii) the option of participating in a state retirement system established by Title 49,
             50      Chapter 12, Public Employees' Contributory Retirement Act, or Chapter 13, Public Employees'
             51      Noncontributory Retirement Act, or in a deferred compensation plan administered by the State
             52      Retirement Office, in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and its accompanying rules
             53      and regulations;
             54          (iii) health insurance;
             55          (iv) dental insurance;
             56          (v) basic life insurance;
             57          (vi) workers' compensation;
             58          (vii) required employer contribution to Social Security;


             59          (viii) long-term disability income insurance; and
             60          (ix) the same additional state paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
             61      employees.
             62          (c) Each constitutional office shall pay the cost of the additional state-paid life
             63      insurance for its constitutional officer from its existing budget.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-28-05 12:17 PM


Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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