Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1061 -- State Employees' Pay

Sponsor:  Crawford

This bill requires that state employees be paid at a rate of one
and one half times their standard hourly rate for all time worked
in excess of 40 hours per week.  Overtime will be paid unless the
employee chooses to use accrued overtime hours as compensatory
leave time if leave time is available and the employee's
supervisor agrees.  Any employee who works a state holiday will
have the option of receiving either equal compensatory time off
or payment at the straight hourly rate.  This applies only to
employees who are otherwise eligible for compensatory time.

Any state employee requesting cash payment for at least 20 hours
of accrued overtime is to be compensated within 30 calendar days
of the request.

Beginning on January 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, each
department must pay all state employees who are paid at an hourly
rate in full for any overtime hours accrued during the previous
calendar year not yet paid or used in the form of compensatory
leave time.  State employees may retain up to 80 hours of
compensatory leave time.

By November of each year, every department must notify the
Commissioner of Administration, the House Budget Chairman, and
the Senate Appropriations Chairman of the amount of overtime paid
in the previous year and an estimate of the overtime to be paid
in the current fiscal year.  The fiscal year estimate is to be a
separate line item appropriation for each department in its
appropriation bill.

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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