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Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposes the following Amendment No. to H.5150 as introduced by Ways & Means

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EXPLANATION: To appropriate $60,785,746 from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for an additional one-time bonus of $3,500 to state employees with a base salary of $50,000 or less.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 542, after line 31, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:

/ (GP: Additional Employee Bonus)(A) There is appropriated $60,785,746 from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to the Department of Administration who shall allocate to state agencies to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus, in addition to the $1,500 one-time lump sum bonus provided in proviso 118.19(2.1), to state employees who earn a base salary of $50,000 or less, and meet the requirements of subsection (B) of this provision, effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 17, 2022.

(B) permanent state employees, in a full-time equivalent position, who have been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2022, who earn a base salary of $50,000 or less, shall receive an $3,500 one-time lump sum payment. This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. This appropriation may be used for payments to employees only in the same ratio as the employee's base salary is paid from appropriated sources and the employing agency shall pay the bonus for federal and other funded full-time equivalent positions employees from federal or other funds available to the agency in the proportion that such funds are the source of the employee's salary. The earnings limitation on bonuses in Proviso 117.52 of this Act does not apply to this bonus. For institutions of higher education, the funds received for this bonus may be used without uniformity. Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes. /

Amend totals and titles to conform.