HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2010
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO SALARIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that existing laws authorize the board of education to set the salaries of the superintendent of education and state librarian. The legislature further finds that it is a challenge to recruit and fill state education leadership positions because the maximum salaries are not competitive with or in the range of the salaries of administrative leadership positions at the school level.
The legislature finds that authorizing the board of education to grant annual performance bonuses to the superintendent of education and state librarian would provide the board of education with the authority and latitude to establish compensation for these positions commensurate with various factors, including the breadth of responsibilities and duties of those positions and the experience and skills the individuals bring to their respective positions, and to provide performance-based incentives. This authority would also provide the board of education with the flexibility it needs to attract and retain individuals to support a strong statewide public education system and statewide public library system.
The purpose of this part is to provide the board of education, as the appointing authority for the superintendent and state librarian, with more flexibility to establish the compensation of the superintendent and state librarian by authorizing it to grant annual performance bonuses to individuals in these state leadership positions.
SECTION 2. Section 26-52, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§26-52 Department heads and executive officers. The salaries of the following state officers shall be as follows:
(1) The [
salary of the superintendent of education
shall be set by the] board of education shall set the salary of the
superintendent of education at a rate no greater than $150,000 a year[ ;],
with an annual performance bonus up to an amount equivalent to fifty per cent
of the superintendent's annual salary and based on evaluation criteria
determined by the board of education that include but are not limited to
outcomes in the following categories:
(C) Students (not including test scores);
(D) Test scores; and
(E) Community relations;
(2) The salary of the president of the University of Hawaii shall be set by the board of regents;
(3) Effective July 1, 2004, the salaries of all department heads or executive officers of the departments of accounting and general services, agriculture, attorney general, budget and finance, business, economic development, and tourism, commerce and consumer affairs, Hawaiian home lands, health, human resources development, human services, labor and industrial relations, land and natural resources, public safety, taxation, and transportation shall be as last recommended by the executive salary commission. Effective July 1, 2007, and every six years thereafter, the salaries shall be as last recommended by the commission on salaries pursuant to section 26‑56, unless rejected by the legislature; and
(4) The salary of the adjutant general shall be $85,302 a year. Effective July 1, 2007, and every six years thereafter, the salary of the adjutant general shall be as last recommended by the commission on salaries pursuant to section 26‑56, unless rejected by the legislature, except that if the state salary is in conflict with the pay and allowance fixed by the tables of the regular army or air force of the United States, the latter shall prevail."
SECTION 3. Section 312-2.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
"(b) The [
salary of the state
librarian shall be set by the] board of education shall set the salary
of the state librarian at a rate no greater than $120,000 a year[ .],
with an annual performance bonus up to an amount equivalent to twenty-five per
cent of the state librarian's annual salary and based on an annual evaluation
of outcomes to be established through contract negotiations between the board
of education and the state librarian."
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020; provided that part I shall apply beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.
Education; Salaries; Performance Bonuses
Adjusts compensation of the superintendent of education and state librarian by adding annual performance-based bonuses based on various evaluation criteria. Effective July 1, 2020.
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