Bill Summary for H 359 (2019-2020)

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Mar 13 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 359 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE HOURLY RATE OF THE MINIMUM SALARY FOR NONCERTIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO BE AT LEAST FIFTEEN DOLLARS PER HOUR.
Intro. by Everitt, Hardister, R. Turner, Jackson.

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Sets the hourly rate of minimum salary for all noncertified public school employees at at least $15 per hour. Directs the State Board of Education to increase minimum salary grades and ranges for noncertified public school employees as necessary to achieve the minimum hourly rate of at least $15. Authorizes local school administrative units to supplement the salaries of noncertified public school employees whose salaries are supported from non-State funds using funds provided pursuant to the act to meet the $15 minimum hourly rate. Clarifies that the funds are not to supplant State or non-State funds already provided for noncertified public school employee salaries. Appropriates $110 million in recurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to implement the act. Effective July 1, 2019.

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