SCS/SB 1007 - This act modifies provisions relating to the compensation of county officers.
This act provides that county officers in most non-charter counties can receive up to 200% of the maximum compensation allowed under statute. A provision of current law that allows counties in which all officers receive 100% of the maximum allowable compensation to raise county officer salaries beyond any statutory limitation is repealed.
In addition, this act provides that beginning January 1, 2017, or on or after the date of issuance of either of the two subsequent salary commission reports, the compensation of each officer must increase by 10% as a cost of living adjustment if approved by the county salary commission. On January 1 each year thereafter, county officers must receive a cost of living increase of 2% for each of the next eight fiscal years or until the officer's total compensation is at 200% of the maximum compensation allowed under statute. If the salary commission does not approve these cost of living adjustments, then the adjustment is rejected and may not be utilized.
Under current law, the prosecuting attorney serves on the county salary commission. This act removes the prosecuting attorney as a member of the commission.
This act is similar to HB 2497 (2016).