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H.B. 288

             1     

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AMENDMENTS

             2     
2005 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: Jeff Alexander

             5     
             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill increases salaries, salary ranges, and benefits for constitutional officers and
             9      certain other state officers.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    increases salaries for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state
             13      auditor, and state treasurer;
             14          .    increases salary ranges for certain identified state officers; and
             15          .    makes technical corrections.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          This bill takes effect July 2, 2005.
             20          This bill provides coordination clauses.
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          67-22-1, as last amended by Chapter 306, Laws of Utah 2004
             24          67-22-2, as last amended by Chapters 156 and 306, Laws of Utah 2004
             25     
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 67-22-1 is amended to read:


             28           67-22-1. Compensation -- Constitutional offices.
             29          (1) The Legislature fixes salaries for the constitutional offices as follows:
             30          (a) Governor                         [$101,600] $106,200;
             31          (b) Lieutenant Governor             [$79,000] 95% of the governor's salary;
             32          (c) Attorney General                     [$85,400] $95,600;
             33          (d) State Auditor                     [$81,500] $85,000; and
             34          (e) State Treasurer                     [$79,000] $85,000.
             35          (2) The Legislature fixes benefits for the constitutional offices as follows:
             36          (a) Governor:
             37          (i) a vehicle for official and personal use;
             38          (ii) housing;
             39          (iii) household and security staff;
             40          (iv) household expenses;
             41          (v) retirement benefits as provided in Title 49;
             42          (vi) health insurance;
             43          (vii) dental insurance;
             44          (viii) basic life insurance;
             45          (ix) workers' compensation;
             46          (x) required employer contribution to Social Security;
             47          (xi) long-term disability income insurance; and
             48          (xii) the same additional state paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
             49      employees.
             50          (b) Lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor, and state treasurer:
             51          (i) a vehicle for official and personal use;
             52          (ii) the option of participating in a state retirement system established by Title 49,
             53      Chapter 12, Public Employees' Contributory Retirement Act, or Chapter 13, Public Employees'
             54      Noncontributory Retirement Act, or in a deferred compensation plan administered by the State
             55      Retirement Office, in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and its accompanying rules
             56      and regulations;
             57          (iii) health insurance;
             58          (iv) dental insurance;


             59          (v) basic life insurance;
             60          (vi) workers' compensation;
             61          (vii) required employer contribution to Social Security;
             62          (viii) long-term disability income insurance; and
             63          (ix) the same additional state paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
             64      employees.
             65          (c) Each constitutional office shall pay the cost of the additional state-paid life
             66      insurance for its constitutional officer from its existing budget.
             67          Section 2. Section 67-22-2 is amended to read:
             68           67-22-2. Compensation -- Other state officers.
             69          (1) (a) The governor shall establish salaries for the following state officers within the
             70      following salary ranges fixed by the Legislature:
             71              State Officer                 Salary Range
             72          Commissioner of Agriculture and Food     [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             73          Commissioner of Insurance             [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             74          Commissioner of the Labor Commission     [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             75          Director, Alcoholic Beverage Control
             76              Commission                 [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             77          Commissioner, Department of
             78              Financial Institutions             [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             79          Members, Board of Pardons and Parole     [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             80          Executive Director, Department
             81              of Commerce                 [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             82          Executive Director, Commission on
             83              Criminal and Juvenile Justice     [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             84          Adjutant General                 [$65,200 - $88,400] $68,100 - $92,400
             85          Chair, Tax Commission             [$70,600 - $95,200] $73,800 - $99,500
             86          Commissioners, Tax Commission         [$70,600 - $95,200] $73,800 - $99,500
             87          Executive Director, Department of
             88              Community and Economic
             89              Development                 [$70,600 - $95,200] $73,800 - $99,500


             90          Executive Director, Tax Commission     [$70,600 - $95,200] $73,800 - $99,500
             91          Chair, Public Service Commission         [$70,600 - $95,200] $73,800 - $99,500
             92          Commissioners, Public Service
             93              Commission                 [$70,600 - $95,200] $73,800 - $99,500
             94          Executive Director, Department
             95              of Corrections                 [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             96          Commissioner, Department of Public Safety     [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             97          Executive Director, Department of
             98              Natural Resources             [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             99          Director, Governor's Office of Planning
             100              and Budget                 [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             101          Executive Director, Department of
             102              Administrative Services         [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             103          Executive Director, Department of
             104              Human Resource Management     [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             105          Executive Director, Department of
             106              Environmental Quality         [$76,800 - $103,600] $80,300 - $108,300
             107          Executive Director, Department of
             108              Workforce Services             [$83,600 - $112,900] $87,400 - $118,000
             109          Executive Director, Department of
             110              Health, Nonphysician             [$83,600 - $112,900] $87,400 - $118,000
             111          Executive Director, Department
             112              of Human Services             [$83,600 - $112,900] $87,400 - $118,000
             113          Executive Director, Department
             114              of Transportation             [$83,600 - $112,900] $87,400 - $118,000
             115          Chief Information Officer             [$83,600 - $112,900] $87,400 - $118,000
             116          (b) If the executive director of the Department of Health is a physician, the governor
             117      shall establish a salary within the highest physician salary range established by the Department
             118      of Human Resource Management.
             119          (2) (a) The Legislature fixes benefits for the state offices outlined in Subsection (1) as
             120      follows:


             121          (i) the option of participating in a state retirement system established by Title 49, Utah
             122      State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act, or in a deferred compensation plan administered
             123      by the State Retirement Office in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and its
             124      accompanying rules and regulations;
             125          (ii) health insurance;
             126          (iii) dental insurance;
             127          (iv) basic life insurance;
             128          (v) unemployment compensation;
             129          (vi) workers' compensation;
             130          (vii) required employer contribution to Social Security;
             131          (viii) long-term disability income insurance;
             132          (ix) the same additional state-paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
             133      employees;
             134          (x) the same severance pay available to other noncareer service employees;
             135          (xi) the same sick leave, converted sick leave, educational allowances, and holidays
             136      granted to Schedule B state employees, and the same annual leave granted to Schedule B state
             137      employees with more than ten years of state service;
             138          (xii) the option to convert accumulated sick leave to cash or insurance benefits as
             139      provided by law or rule upon resignation or retirement according to the same criteria and
             140      procedures applied to Schedule B state employees;
             141          (xiii) the option to purchase additional life insurance at group insurance rates according
             142      to the same criteria and procedures applied to Schedule B state employees; and
             143          (xiv) professional memberships if being a member of the professional organization is a
             144      requirement of the position.
             145          (b) Each department shall pay the cost of additional state-paid life insurance for its
             146      executive director from its existing budget.
             147          (3) The Legislature fixes the following additional benefits:
             148          (a) for the executive director of the State Tax Commission a vehicle for official and
             149      personal use;
             150          (b) for the executive director of the Department of Transportation a vehicle for official
             151      and personal use;


             152          (c) for the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources a vehicle for
             153      commute and official use;
             154          (d) for the Commissioner of Public Safety:
             155          (i) an accidental death insurance policy if POST certified; and
             156          (ii) a public safety vehicle for official and personal use;
             157          (e) for the executive director of the Department of Corrections:
             158          (i) an accidental death insurance policy if POST certified; and
             159          (ii) a public safety vehicle for official and personal use;
             160          (f) for the Adjutant General a vehicle for official and personal use; and
             161          (g) for each member of the Board of Pardons and Parole a vehicle for commute and
             162      official use.
             163          (4) (a) The governor has the discretion to establish a specific salary for each office
             164      listed in Subsection (1), and, within that discretion, may provide salary increases within the
             165      range fixed by the Legislature.
             166          (b) The governor shall apply the same overtime regulations applicable to other FLSA
             167      exempt positions.
             168          (c) The governor may develop standards and criteria for reviewing the performance of
             169      the state officers listed in Subsection (1).
             170          (5) Salaries for other Schedule A employees, as defined in Section 67-19-15 , which are
             171      not provided for in this chapter, or in Title 67, Chapter 8, Utah Executive and Judicial Salary
             172      Act, shall be established as provided in Section 67-19-15 .
             173          Section 3. Effective date.
             174          This bill takes effect July 2, 2005.
             175          Section 4. Coordinating H.B. 288 with H.B. 109.
             176          If this H.B. 288 and H.B. 109, Information Technology Governance Amendments, both
             177      pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
             178      Counsel, in preparing the Utah Code database shall, in the list of titles in Subsection
             179      67-22-2 (1)(a) delete "Chief Information Officer" and insert "Executive Director, Department of
             180      Information Technology Services" as provided in H. B. 109 and attach the salary range
             181      established in this bill for the Chief Information Officer to the position of Executive Director,
             182      Department of Information Technology Services.


             183          Section 5. Coordinating H.B. 288 with H.B. 128.
             184          If this H.B. 288 and H.B. 128, Compensation of Executive Officers, both pass it is the
             185      intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Sections 67-22-1 and 67-22-2 in this H.B. 288
             186      supersede any amendments to those sections contained in H.B. 128, Compensation of
             187      Executive Officers.
             188          Section 6. Coordinating H.B. 288 with H.B. 318.
             189          If this H.B. 288 and H.B. 318, Community and Economic Development Restructuring,
             190      both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
             191      Counsel, in preparing the Utah Code database for publication:
             192          (1) increase the salary range provided in H. B. 318 for "Executive Director,
             193      Department of Community and Culture" to "$73,800-$99,500" to correspond to salary ranges
             194      established in this bill; and
             195          (2) increase the salary range provided in H. B. 318 for "Director, Governor's Office of
             196      Economic Development" to "$80,300 - $108,300" to correspond to salary ranges established in
             197      this bill.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-28-05 3:20 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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