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House Bill 1228

House Bill 1228

ARCHIVE (2008)

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Sheriff's compensation. Provides that the maximum annual compensation for a county sheriff is the sum of: (1) the annual minimum salary that would be paid by the state to a full-time prosecuting attorney in the county; and (2) the amount of any additional annual salary paid by the county from county sources to a full-time prosecuting attorney in the county. Provides that the compensation limit applies to a sheriff elected or reelected to office after November 1, 2010. Requires the sheriff to deposit into the county general fund any tax warrant collection fees that would, if retained by the sheriff, result in the sheriff's annual compensation exceeding the allowed amount. Requires amounts deposited in a county's general fund under this provision to be used to reduce any unfunded liability of a sheriff's pension trust plan established for the county's sheriff's department. Provides that any amounts remaining after applying money to the unfunded liability must be applied to the costs of operating the county's sheriff's department.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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