Chief Sponsor: Brad R. Wilson

Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard


8     General Description:
9          This bill addresses the salaries of constitutional offices.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     addresses the salaries of state constitutional offices; and
13          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          67-22-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 266

22     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23          Section 1. Section 67-22-1 is amended to read:
24          67-22-1. Compensation -- Constitutional offices.
25          (1) (a) [The] Beginning on June 28, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2016, the
26     Legislature fixes salaries for the constitutional offices as follows:
27          [(a)] (i) governor:                    $109,900;

28          [(b)] (ii) lieutenant governor:          95% of the governor's salary;
29          [(c)] (iii) attorney general:               95% of the governor's salary;
30          [(d)] (iv) state auditor:               95% of the governor's salary [beginning
31     June 28, 2008]; and
32          [(e)] (v) state treasurer:               95% of the governor's salary.
33          (b) (i) Subject to Subsection (1)(b)(iii), beginning on January 1, 2017, the salary for the
34     governor shall be set annually by the Legislature in an appropriations act.
35          (ii) Beginning on January 1, 2017, constitutional office salaries shall be based on the
36     following percentages of the salary of the governor:
37          (A) lieutenant governor:               90% of the governor's salary;
38          (B) attorney general:                    95% of the governor's salary;
39          (C) state auditor:                    90% of the governor's salary; and
40          (D) state treasurer:                    90% of the governor's salary.
41          (iii) Beginning on January 1, 2017, until the Legislature sets the salary of the governor
42     in an appropriations act, the governor's salary is $150,000 per year.
43          (2) The Legislature fixes benefits for the constitutional offices as follows:
44          (a) governor:
45          (i) a vehicle for official and personal use;
46          (ii) housing;
47          (iii) household and security staff;
48          (iv) household expenses;
49          (v) retirement benefits as provided in Title 49, Utah State Retirement and Insurance
50     Benefit Act;
51          (vi) health insurance;
52          (vii) dental insurance;
53          (viii) basic life insurance;
54          (ix) workers' compensation;
55          (x) required employer contribution to Social Security;
56          (xi) long-term disability income insurance; and
57          (xii) the same additional state paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
58     employees[.]; and

59          (b) lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor, and state treasurer:
60          (i) a vehicle for official and personal use;
61          (ii) the option of participating in a:
62          (A) state retirement system in accordance with Title 49, Utah State Retirement and
63     Insurance Benefit Act:
64          (I) Chapter 12, Public Employees' Contributory Retirement Act;
65          (II) Chapter 13, Public Employees' Noncontributory Retirement Act; or
66          (III) Chapter 22, New Public Employees' Tier II Contributory Retirement Act; or
67          (B) deferred compensation plan administered by the State Retirement Office, in
68     accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and its accompanying rules and regulations;
69          (iii) health insurance;
70          (iv) dental insurance;
71          (v) basic life insurance;
72          (vi) workers' compensation;
73          (vii) required employer contribution to Social Security;
74          (viii) long-term disability income insurance; and
75          (ix) the same additional state paid life insurance available to other noncareer service
76     employees.
77          [(c)] (3) Each constitutional office shall pay the cost of the additional state-paid life
78     insurance for its constitutional officer from its existing budget.

Legislative Review Note
     as of 2-17-15 3:04 PM

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