Bill Summary for H 309 (2021-2022)

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Mar 15 2021

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House Bill 309 (Public) Filed Monday, March 15, 2021
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM HOURLY COMPENSATION RATE FOR NONCERTIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO FIFTEEN DOLLARS PER HOUR AND TO PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE COMPENSATION INCREASES TO NONCERTIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
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Sets the minimum hourly compensation rate for all noncertified public school employees at $15 per hour for the 2021-22 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2021. Requires the State Board of Education (Board) to increase the minimum of all salary grades and ranges it maintains for noncertified public school employees, as necessary, to achieve the minimum hourly rate of $15 per hour. Requires that the annual salary for noncertified employees whose salaries are supported by state funds be increased for the 2021-22 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2021, as follows: (1) for permanent, full-time employees on a 12-month contract, by the greater of 2% or an amount necessary to increase the minimum hourly compensation rate of the employee to $15 per hour and (2) for the following employees, by a prorated and equitable amount based on the amounts specified in (1): (a) permanent, full-time employees on a contract for fewer than 12 months; (b) permanent, part-time employees; and (c) temporary and permanent hourly employees.

Allows funds provided to raise salaries for noncertified public school employees pursuant to this act to be used to supplement the salaries of noncertified public school employees whose salaries are supported from non-State funds. Specifies that these funds must not be used to supplant State or non-State funds already provided for salaries of noncertified public school employees.

Appropriates $124 million in recurring funds for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to implement this act.

Effective July 1, 2021.

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