[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 3685

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 13, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† CRAIG J. COUGHLIN

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman† JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman† JOHN J. BURZICHELLI

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Increases annual salary of Governorís cabinet officers, judges, county prosecutors, and certain other public employees.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on April 5, 2018, with amendments.

 


An Act concerning the annual salary of certain public employees, and amending various parts of the statutory law and supplementing chapter 11 of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† N.J.S.2B:2-4 is amended to read as follows:

†††† 2B:2-4.† Judicial Salaries.† [Annual salaries of justices and judges beginning on January 1, 2008 shall be:

††††††††††† Chief Justice of the Supreme Court††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $183,182

††††††††††† Associate Justice of the Supreme Court ††††††††††††††††††† $176,488

††††††††††† Judge of the Superior Court,

††††††††††† † Appellate Division †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $167,023

††††††††††† Judge of the Superior Court,

††††††††††† † Assignment Judge ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $163,404

††††††††††† Judge of the Superior Court;

††††††††††† † Judge of the Tax Court†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $157,000]

†††† Annual salaries of justices and judges beginning on January 1, 2009 and thereafter shall be:

††††††††††† Chief Justice of the Supreme Court††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $192,795

††††††††††† Associate Justice of the Supreme Court†††††††† †††††††††† $185,482

††††††††††† Judge of the Superior Court,

††††††††††† Appellate Division †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $175,534

††††††††††† Judge of the Superior Court,

††††††††††† Assignment Judge ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $171,731

††††††††††† Judge of the Superior Court;

††††††††††† Judge of the Tax Court†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $165,000

†††† The annual salaries of justices and judges shall be increased by $8,000 in calendar year 2018.† The annual salaries of justices and judges set in calendar year 2018, shall be increased by $8,000, beginning on January 1, 2019.† The annual salary of justices and judges set on January 1, 2019, shall be increased by $8,000 beginning on January 1, 2020.

†††† Beginning on January 1, 2021, and on January 1 of each year for four years thereafter, the amount of the annual salary determined for the prior calendar year shall be adjusted annually by the State Treasurer in direct proportion to the percent change in the Consumer Price Index over a 12-month period beginning November 1 and ending October 31.† For the purpose of this section, "Consumer Price Index" means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metropolitan Area, All Items (1982-84=100), as published by the† Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States Department of Labor.† The State Treasurer shall determine the amount of the adjustment by December 1 of each year and the adjustment shall become effective for payments to be made during the calendar year following the determination, beginning with payments made on or after January 1 of each calendar year.† An adjustment in the annual payment shall be made only if the percent change in the Consumer Price Index for the period specified is greater than zero. ††Such an annual adjustment shall in no event be greater than 2 percent. †If the reference base of the index is changed, the index used to determine the Consumer Price Index shall be the index converted to the new base by standard statistical methods.† The first adjustment determination shall be made by December 1, 2020 and applicable to payments commencing on January 1, 2021.† The financial adjustment shall be made on December 1, 2024 and be applicable for payments commencing on January 1, 2025.† No further adjustments shall be made thereafter.

(cf: P.L.2007, c.350, s.1)

 

†††† 2.††† Section 1 of P.L.1974, c.55 (C.52:14-15.107) is amended to read as follows:

†††† 1.††† Notwithstanding the provisions of the annual appropriations act and section 7 of P.L.1974, c.55 (C.52:14-15.110), [the Governor shall fix and establish] the annual salary[, not to exceed $133,330 in calendar year 2000, $137,165 in calendar year 2001 and $141,000 in calendar year 2002 and thereafter,] for each of the following officers shall be $175,000 in calendar year 2018 and thereafter:

†††† Title

Agriculture Department

†††† Secretary of Agriculture

Children and Families Department

†††† Commissioner of Children and Families

Community Affairs Department

†††† Commissioner of Community Affairs

Corrections Department

†††† Commissioner of Corrections

Education Department

†††† Commissioner of Education

Environmental Protection Department

†††† Commissioner of Environmental Protection

Health [and Senior Services] Department

†††† Commissioner of Health [and Senior Services]

Human Services Department

†††† Commissioner of Human Services

Banking and Insurance Department

†††† Commissioner of Banking and Insurance

Labor and Workforce Development Department

†††† Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development

Law and Public Safety Department

†††† Attorney General

Military and Veterans' Affairs Department

†††† Adjutant General

State Department

†††† Secretary of State

Transportation Department

†††† Commissioner of Transportation

Treasury Department

†††† State Treasurer

Members, Board of Public Utilities

(cf: P.L.2010, c.34, s.16)

 

†††† 3.††† (New section)† The annual salary of the executive director of each full time legislative staff operating under the direction of the Senate President, the Speaker of the General Assembly, and the Minority Leaders of each House of the Legislature shall be fixed and established by the President of the Senate and by the Speaker of the General Assembly, as appropriate, for each director in any amount that the President or Speaker determines to be appropriate for that director, but shall not exceed $175,000 in calendar year 2018 and thereafter.

 

†††† 4.††† N.J.S.2A:158-10 is amended to read as follows:

†††† 2A:158-10. County prosecutors shall receive annual salaries to be fixed by the governing body of the county at $153,000 beginning on January 1, 2008 and $165,000 beginning on January 1, 2009 and thereafter.† The annual salaries of county prosecutors shall be increased by $8,000 in calendar year 2018.† The annual salaries of county prosecutors set in calendar year 2018, shall be increased by $8,000, beginning on January 1, 2019.† The annual salary of county prosecutors set on January 1, 2019, shall be increased by $8,000 beginning on January 1, 2020.

†††† Beginning on January 1, 2021 and on January 1 of each year for four years thereafter, the amount of the annual salary determined for the prior calendar year shall be adjusted annually by the State Treasurer in direct proportion to the percent change in the Consumer Price Index over a 12-month period beginning November 1 and ending October 31.† For the purpose of this section, "Consumer Price Index" means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metropolitan Area, All Items (1982-84=100), as published by the† Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States Department of Labor.† The State Treasurer shall determine the amount of the adjustment by December 1 of each year and the adjustment shall become effective for payments to be made during the calendar year following the determination, beginning with payments made on or after January 1 of each calendar year.† An adjustment in the annual payment shall be made only if the percent change in the Consumer Price Index for the period specified is greater than zero.† Such an annual adjustment shall in no event be greater than 2 percent. †If the reference base of the index is changed, the index used to determine the Consumer Price Index shall be the index converted to the new base by standard statistical methods.† The first adjustment determination shall be made by December 1, 2020 and applicable to payments commencing on January 1, 2021.† The financial adjustment shall be made on December 1, 2024 and be applicable for payments commencing on January 1, 2025.† No further adjustments shall be made thereafter.

†††† There shall be appropriated annually to the Department of Community Affairs for payment to each county for additional salary costs resulting from the increase in the salary of county prosecutors an amount equal to the amount by which the annual salary paid to the county prosecutor under this section exceeds $100,000.00.

(cf: P.L.2007, c.350, s.2)

 

††††† 5.†† This act shall take effect 1[immediately] July 1, 20181.