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HB 489 - Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (73-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill raising the salaries of statewide elected officials.

Highlights:
- Raises the Governor’s salary from $95,000 to $130,000 (sec. 1) - Raises the salary of other statewide elected officials from $85,000 to $115,000 (sec. 1) - Prohibits the appropriation of additional money for the increase in salaries (sec. 2) - Takes effect only if public elementary and secondary school teachers and state employees also receive a salary increase prior to January 14, 2008 (sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill raising the salaries of statewide elected officials.

Highlights:
- Raises the Governor’s salary from $95,000 to $130,000 (sec. 1) - Raises the salary of other statewide elected officials from $85,000 to $115,000 (sec. 1) - Prohibits the appropriation of additional money for the increase in salaries (sec. 2) - Takes effect only if public elementary and secondary school teachers and state employees also receive a salary increase prior to January 14, 2008 (sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (57-42) - (Key vote)

Title: Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill raising the salaries of statewide elected officials.

Highlights:
-Raises the Governor’s salary from $95,000 to $130,000 (sec. 1) -Raises the salary of other statewide elected officials from $85,000 to $115,000 (sec. 1) -Prohibits the appropriation of additional money for the increase in salaries (sec. 2) -Takes effect only if public elementary and secondary school teachers and state employees also receive a salary increase prior to January 14, 2008 (sec. 3). -Takes effect if the Homeowner Assistance program is fully funded (sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (47-43) -
Note:

NOTE: THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A MAJORITY OF THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP (AS OPPOSED TO A MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT) TO VOTE FOR THE PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS THAT WILL HAVE THE EFFECT OF LAW.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials

Sponsors

  • Joseph F. Toomy (LA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Joe R. Salter (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
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