1997 Regular Session
To: Universities and Colleges; Appropriations
By: Representative Moak
House Bill 349
AN ACT TO SET THE SALARIES OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY OF THE MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC COMMUNITY AND JUNIOR COLLEGES AT THE MIDPOINT BETWEEN THE AVERAGE SALARIES OF THE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS' TEACHING OR INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL AND THE SALARIES OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY OF THE STATE'S PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING OR ALTERNATIVELY TO PROVIDE THE ACADEMIC FACULTY A $3,000 SALARY INCREASE; TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH COMMUNITY OR JUNIOR COLLEGE TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALARY INCREASE; TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEGISLATURE SHALL APPROPRIATE THE FUNDS NECESSARY FOR THE SALARY INCREASES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The board of trustees of each of the state's public community or junior colleges shall provide for an increase in the salaries of their academic faculty of not less than twenty-seven and six-tenths percent (27.6%) or that amount necessary to raise the salaries to the midpoint between the average salaries of the public secondary schools' teaching or instructional personnel and the salaries of the academic faculty of the state's public institutions of higher learning. As an alternative, the board of trustees of a community or junior college may provide the academic faculty a Three Thousand Dollar ($3,000.00) pay raise, with money appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose.
The Legislature shall appropriate the funds necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.