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House Bill 1856


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House Bill 1856

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1856 (Updated April 12, 2001 4:59 PM - DI 84)

Public officer salaries. Provides that the annual compensation for legislators is 20% of the governor's salary, beginning January 1, 2003. Provides that the legislator out-of-session subsistence allowance is equal to 40% of the maximum daily amount allowable to employees of the executive branch of the federal government for subsistence expenses while away from home in travel status in the Indianapolis area. Establishes the public officers compensation commission. Provides for the commission to make recommendations to the general assembly for the salaries of officers in the executive branch and for judges. Establishes a judicial salaries fee of $6 to be collected in certain civil actions and in certain criminal, infraction, and ordinance violation actions. Provides for the judicial salaries fee to be deposited in the state general fund. Increases the annual salaries of local judges and appellate court judges by $9,000 effective January 1, 2002. Provides that for the purposes of computing a retirement benefit for a person who is a member of Indiana state teachers' retirement fund and who takes an unpaid leave of absence to serve in an elected position: (1) "annual compensation" includes the total amount that was not paid to the member but would have paid to the member during the year under the member's employment contracts if the member had not taken any unpaid leave of absence to serve in an elected position; and (2) the "average of the annual compensation" means the annual compensation for the one year of service in which the member's annual compensation was highest.
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 Veto Sustain
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