Current Status Bill Number:
3124Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: SimrillAll Sponsors: Simrill, Kirsh, Knotts and RobinsonDrafted Document Number: jic\5059htc.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Agency Head Salary Commission, provisions to increases, agencies
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee House 19970108 Prefiled, referred to Committee 30 HWMView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION, SO AS TO LIMIT AGENCY HEAD SALARY INCREASES TO A PERCENTAGE EQUAL TO NO MORE THAN THE PERCENTAGE OF ANY COST-OF-LIVING SALARY INCREASE PROVIDED BY LAW FOR STATE EMPLOYEES PLUS A PERCENTAGE EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE PERCENTAGE OF ANY INCREASE AS MAY BE PROVIDED BY LAW ALLOWED FOR MERIT RAISES FOR CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEES IN THE APPLICABLE FISCAL YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-11-160 of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 20 of 1987, is further amended to read:
"Section 8-11-160. (A) All boards and commissions are required to submit justification of an agency head's performance and salary recommendations to the Agency Head Salary Commission. This commission consists of four appointees of the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, four appointees of the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and three appointees of the Governor with experience in executive compensation.
(B) Salary increases for agency heads must be based on recommendations by each agency board or commission to the Agency Head Salary Commission and their recommendations to the General Assembly.
(C) No raise for an agency head pursuant to a recommendation to the General Assembly by the commission may exceed the percentage increase equal to the percentage of any cost-of-living raises provided by law for state employees in the applicable fiscal year plus a percentage equal to the average percentage of any increase allowed for merit raises for classified state employees in the applicable fiscal year."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1997.