Substitute House Bill No. 5907

Public Act No. 00-231

An Act Concerning The Compensation Of Elected State Officials And Judges.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 3-2 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Governor shall receive an annual salary of [seventy-eight thousand dollars] one hundred fifty thousand dollars and the Lieutenant Governor shall receive an annual salary of [seventy-one thousand five hundred dollars] one hundred ten thousand dollars. The Governor shall devote full time to the duties of the office.

Sec. 2. Section 3-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Treasurer shall receive an annual salary of [seventy thousand dollars] one hundred ten thousand dollars. Before [he enters] entering upon the execution of the duties of [his] the office, [he] the Treasurer shall give a bond to the state, with sufficient surety, in the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, for the term for which [he] the Treasurer has been elected, which bond shall be conditioned for the faithful performance of [his] such duties other than in connection with the School Fund. The Treasurer shall devote full time to the duties of the office.

Sec. 3. Section 3-77 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Secretary shall keep all the public records and documents and record all acts, orders, grants and resolutions of the General Assembly, including all resolutions of appointment and resolutions directing orders to be drawn on the Treasurer, and give true copies thereof when required. The Secretary shall keep the records and files of the Superior Court previous to May, 1798, and the original books and papers of the late Connecticut Land Company; provided the Secretary may turn over any such records, documents or papers to the State Library in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4c. The Secretary may give certified copies of any entries in such records, files, books or other papers and of the files and records of said Superior Court and of the Supreme Court, remaining in the office, which copies shall be legal evidence. The Secretary shall be the keeper of the seal of the state, which shall not be altered, and shall affix the same to acts, laws, orders, commissions, instruments and certificates, when requested or required by law. In accordance with established procedures, the Secretary may enter into such contractual agreements as may be necessary for the discharge of the Secretary's duties. The Secretary shall receive an annual salary of [sixty-five thousand dollars] one hundred ten thousand dollars and shall devote full time to the duties of the office.

Sec. 4. Section 3-111 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Comptroller shall receive an annual salary of [sixty-five thousand dollars] one hundred ten thousand dollars and shall devote full time to the duties of the office. [He] The Comptroller shall give bond in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 5. Section 3-124 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

There shall be an Attorney General to be elected in the same manner as other state officers in accordance with the provisions of section 9-181. [He] The Attorney General shall be an elector of this state and an attorney at law of at least ten years' active practice at the bar of this state. [His] The office of the Attorney General shall be at the Capitol. [He] The Attorney General shall receive an annual salary of [seventy-five thousand dollars] one hundred ten thousand dollars. The Attorney General shall devote full time to the duties of the office [. The Attorney General] and shall give bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. Section 2-8 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) Each member of the General Assembly shall receive [twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty-eight dollars] twenty-eight thousand dollars for each year of the term for which [he] such member is elected, to be paid as follows: In each year of the term, one-fifth within the first ten days of February and thereafter one-fifth within the first ten days of each succeeding month until total compensation for the year is paid. Any member may elect to receive one-twelfth of the total compensation to which [he] such member is entitled under the provisions of this section in any year, payable in equal monthly instalments during such year commencing in the month of January. If any such member resigns for reasons of health or dies before receiving the full compensation to which [he] such member is entitled for such year, the balance of such compensation shall be immediately payable to [him] such member or to [his] such member's estate.

(b) Each member shall receive, in addition to the compensation payable under subsection (a) of this section and the transportation allowance payable under section 2-15, the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars if a member of the House of Representatives or the sum of five thousand five hundred dollars if a member of the Senate for each year of the term for which [he] such member is elected as reimbursement for expenses, payable as follows: One-half within the first ten days of February and one-half within ten days after final adjournment of the regular session in each year of the term. If any member resigns for reasons of health or dies before receiving the full amount to which [he] such member is entitled for the year of [his] such member resignation or death, the balance of the amount shall be immediately payable to [him] such member or to [his] such member's estate.

(c) In lieu of the compensation payable under subsection (a) of this section, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall each receive [thirty thousand one hundred eight dollars] thirty-eight thousand six hundred eighty-nine dollars for each year of the term for which [he] said officer so serves, the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives and of the Senate shall each receive [twenty-eight thousand six hundred sixty-five dollars] thirty-six thousand eight hundred thirty-five dollars for each year of the term for which [he] said officer so serves, the deputy speaker and the deputy majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives and of the Senate shall each receive [twenty-six thousand eight hundred six dollars] thirty-four thousand four hundred forty-six dollars for each year of the term in which [he] said officer so serves, each assistant majority and minority leader and majority and minority whip of the House and Senate and the [chairmen] chairpersons of each joint standing committee, except the Joint Standing Committee on Legislative Management, shall each receive [twenty-five thousand ninety dollars] thirty-two thousand two hundred forty-one dollars for each year of the term in which [he] said chairperson so serves and the ranking members of each joint standing committee, except the Joint Standing Committee on Legislative Management, shall each receive [twenty-three thousand six hundred sixty dollars] thirty thousand four hundred three dollars for each year of the term in which [he] said officer so serves to be paid as provided in subsection (a) of this section. Each of said officers shall receive as reimbursement for expenses for each year of the term for which [he] the officer is elected five thousand five hundred dollars if the officer is a senator and four thousand five hundred dollars if the officer is a representative, payable as provided in subsection (b) of this section. Each of said officers shall have the same option to elect payment of one-twelfth of [his] the officer's compensation for each year of the term for which [he] the officer is elected payable in equal monthly instalments in such year as is provided for other members under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

(d) In lieu of the compensation provided by subsections (a) and (b) of this section, any member elected to fill any unexpired term shall receive the following: (1) For less than a full year of a term, a pro rata amount of the compensation payable under said subsection (a) and, in addition to the transportation allowance payable under section 2-15, a pro rata amount of the sum payable under subsection (b) as reimbursement for expenses, both payable upon certification of [his] such member's election; (2) for a full year of a term, the compensation and expenses provided in subsections (a) and (b), both payable upon certification of [his] such member's election.

(e) No person who is elected to serve in one house of the General Assembly and is thereafter elected to fill a vacancy in the other house for the unexpired portion of the same term shall receive total compensation or total reimbursement for expenses for such term in an amount greater than that to which [he] such person was entitled on [his] such person's election to the first house.

(f) Any member who resigns for reasons other than health or election to the other house prior to the expiration of any year of the term for which [he] such member was elected, and who has received the total compensation and reimbursement for expenses provided under subsections (a) and (b) of this section for that year, shall reimburse the state in an amount equal to that portion of such total compensation and expense reimbursement attributable to the remainder of the year in which [he] such member resigns.

Sec. 7. (NEW) To the extent that a permanent full-time employee of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management received one hour of compensatory time for each three hours of overtime worked by such employee prior to the effective date of this section, such employee shall receive, on and after January 3, 2001, one hour of compensatory time for each two hours of such overtime worked by such employee.

Sec. 8. Subsection (a) of section 51-47 of the general statutes, as amended by section 37 of public act 99-1 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The judges of the Superior Court, judges of the Appellate Court and judges of the Supreme Court shall receive annually salaries as follows:

[(1) On and after October 1, 1997, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred twenty-six thousand forty-eight dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred twenty thousand four hundred thirty dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred fifteen thousand three hundred three dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred thirteen thousand eight hundred thirty-two dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred seven thousand two hundred fourteen dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred four thousand nine hundred thirty-five dollars; and (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred two thousand four hundred twenty dollars.

(2) On and after October 1, 1998, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred twenty-eight thousand five hundred sixty-nine dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred twenty-two thousand eight hundred thirty-nine dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred seventeen thousand six hundred ten dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred sixteen thousand one hundred nine dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred nine thousand three hundred fifty-nine dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred seven thousand thirty-four dollars; and (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred four thousand four hundred sixty-nine dollars.

(3) On and after October 1, 1999, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred thirty-one thousand one hundred forty dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred twenty-five thousand two hundred ninety-six dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred nineteen thousand nine hundred sixty-two dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eighteen thousand four hundred thirty-one dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred eleven thousand five hundred forty-six dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred nine thousand one hundred seventy-five dollars; and (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred six thousand five hundred fifty-eight dollars.

(4)] (1) On and after April 1, 2000, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred thirty-five thousand eight hundred sixty-one dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred thirty thousand seventeen dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred twenty-four thousand six hundred eighty-three dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred twenty-three thousand one hundred fifty-two dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred sixteen thousand two hundred sixty-seven dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred thirteen thousand eight hundred ninety-six dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred eleven thousand two hundred seventy-nine dollars.

[(5)] (2) On and after April 1, 2001, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred forty thousand five hundred eighty-two dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred thirty-four thousand seven hundred thirty-eight dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred twenty-nine thousand four hundred four dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred twenty-seven thousand eight hundred seventy-three dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred twenty thousand nine hundred eighty-eight dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred eighteen thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred sixteen thousand dollars.

(3) On and after April 1, 2002, (A) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred forty-nine thousand five hundred eighty-two dollars; (B) the Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court or Superior Court, one hundred forty-three thousand seven hundred thirty-eight dollars; (C) each associate judge of the Supreme Court, one hundred thirty-eight thousand four hundred four dollars; (D) the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred thirty-six thousand eight hundred seventy-three dollars; (E) each judge of the Appellate Court, one hundred twenty-nine thousand nine hundred eighty-eight dollars; (F) the Deputy Chief Court Administrator if a judge of the Superior Court, one hundred twenty-seven thousand six hundred seventeen dollars; (G) each judge of the Superior Court, one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 9. Subsection (h) of section 46b-231 of the general statutes, as amended by section 38 of public act 99-1 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

[(h) (1) On and after October 1, 1997, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of seventy-eight thousand seven hundred sixty-nine dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of seventy-three thousand eight hundred seventy-eight dollars.

(2) On and after October 1, 1998, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of eighty thousand three hundred forty-five dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of seventy-five thousand three hundred fifty-six dollars.

(3) On and after October 1, 1999, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of eighty-one thousand nine hundred fifty-two dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of seventy-six thousand eight hundred sixty-three dollars.

(4)] (h) (1) On and after April 1, 2000, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of ninety-nine thousand five hundred eighty-seven dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of ninety-four thousand five hundred eighty-seven dollars.

[(5)] (2) On and after April 1, 2001, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred three thousand six hundred dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of ninety-eight thousand six hundred dollars.

(3) On and after April 1, 2002, the Chief Family Support Magistrate shall receive a salary of one hundred eight thousand eight hundred twenty-one dollars, and other family support magistrates shall receive an annual salary of one hundred three thousand five hundred sixty-nine dollars.

Sec. 10. This act shall take effect January 3, 2001, except sections 1 to 5, inclusive, shall take effect January 8, 2003.

Approved June 1, 2000