Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/15/1997 01:48 PM FIN

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  HOUSE BILL NO. 244                                                           
                                                                               
       "An Act relating to cost-of-living adjustments to state                 
       employee compensation;  and providing for  an effective                 
       date."                                                                  
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Hanley stated  that the legislation makes  the non-                 
  union salary increases subject to  legislative approval.  He                 
  explained that language in the  operating budget denying the                 
  contracts did not deny increases for non-union members since                 
  they are set  in statutory schedule.   The legislation  will                 
  add  language  that  will make  non-union  salary  increases                 
  subject to funding from the Legislature.                                     
  Co-Chair  Hanley observed that there  is no fiscal impact to                 
  the  legislation.   Without the legislation  the departments                 
  would have to absorb the cost of the increase.                               
                                                                               
  Representative  Martin  MOVED  to  report   HB  244  out  of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal notes.                                                   
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Hanley  reiterated  that there  is  no  savings or                 
  impact from the  legislation.   Without the legislation  the                 
  departments would have to absorb the cost of the increase.                   
                                                                               
  There being NO OBJECTION, HB 244 was moved from Committee.                   
                                                                               
  HB  244  was reported  out  of  Committee with  a  "do pass"                 
  recommendation  and  with  three zero  fiscal  notes  by the                 
  Office of the Governor, the  Legislative Affairs Agency, and                 
  the Alaska Court System.                                                     

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