Bill Summary for S 185 (2023-2024)
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AN ACT TO RESTORE LONGEVITY PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATORS.Intro. by Waddell, Hunt, Mohammed.
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Repeals Section 9.1(d) of SL 2014-100, which established that annual longevity payments for educators are built into their salary schedules.
Sets the rates for annual longevity payments for teachers and instructional support personnel for 2023-24 at: 1.5% of base salary for 10-14 years of State service; 2.25% of base salary for 15-19 years of State service; 3.25% for 20-24 years of State service; and 4.5% for base salary for 25 or more years of State service. Requires payment in one lump sum.
Requires that longevity payments for principals and assistant principals be provided to State employees under the Human Resources Act for 2023-24.
Appropriates $140,300,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for 2023-24 to restore longevity payments pursuant to the act.
Effective July 1, 2023.