§89C-5  Implementation; approval and appropriations.  (a)  Adjustments that do not require appropriations by the respective legislative bodies may be implemented without legislative action.

     (b)  All other adjustments requiring appropriations shall be submitted to the respective legislative body for appropriations, at such time and in such manner as the legislative body may require.  The legislative body shall appropriate funds of the amount requested or funds of a different amount after discussing the reasons with the appropriate authority.

     (c)  No adjustment shall be made and no funds shall be used for purposes of this chapter unless the legislative body has appropriated the funds necessary to implement the adjustment. [L 1978, c 197, pt of §2; am L 1982, c 159, §1(3); am L 2000, c 253, §110]


Attorney General Opinions


  Suggests that pay adjustments for excluded workers not inappropriate where they correspond to pay increases obtained by collective bargaining unit employees.  Att. Gen. Op. 85-5.