2003 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers; Appropriations
By: Representative Cameron
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE COMPENSATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The State Personnel Board shall adjust the Colonel Guy Groff State Variable Compensation Plan in a manner that will effectuate an increase, effective July 1, 2003, in the annual compensation of each duly sworn law enforcement officer in full-time employment with the Department of Public Safety by an amount equal to Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).
(2) If the increases in compensation provided for in this section would cause any employee's compensation to be in excess of the compensation of the Commissioner of Public Safety, then that employee's compensation shall be increased only to the extent that the employee's salary will be equal in amount to the compensation of the Commissioner of Public Safety.
SECTION 2. If any employee is unable to receive the full amount of the salary increase provided for in Section 1 of this act because to award the entire allowable increase would cause that employee's base salary to exceed the end step of his or her particular job classification, the State Personnel Board shall amend the variable compensation plan by increasing the end step of that particular job classification. The increase in the end step shall be in an amount necessary to enable all employees in that particular job classification to be eligible to receive the full salary increase to which they are entitled under this act.
SECTION 3. The Legislature shall appropriate the funds necessary to provide for the increases in compensation provided for in this section.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.