Senate Bill No. 269
Introduced By bartlett, swysgood, lynch, tash, kitzenberg, beck, rose, quilici, harrington, cocchiarella, galvin, grady, mohl, clark, christiaens, shea, waterman, mccarthy, thomas, nelson, ohs, wilson, tropila
A Bill for an Act entitled: An Act authorizing the department of administration to study, with the cooperation of the department of justice, the department of transportation, the department of corrections, and certain other state agencies, a separate pay plan for protective services professionals; defining "protective services professional" for the purpose of the study; authorizing the department of administration to develop draft legislation for review by the 56th legislature for the implementation of a separate pay plan for protective services professionals; and providing an effective date.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Protective services professionals' pay schedules. (1) The department shall study, with the cooperation of the department of justice, the department of transportation, the department of corrections, and other state agencies with personnel who will be included on the schedule, a pay schedule for protective services professionals. The pay schedule must be implemented for the period beginning July 1, 1999, and ending June 30, 2001. Insofar as the pay schedule applies to employees of a collective bargaining unit, its implementation is a negotiable subject under 39-31-305.
(2) "Protective services professional" means:
(a) a highway patrol officer, as defined in 61-1-305, except the chief, as defined in 61-1-302;
(b) an agent, as described in 44-2-111;
(c) a person authorized by the department of transportation or the department of justice to conduct an inspection pursuant to 61-9-501;
(d) a person whose primary work function is to supervise or otherwise guard persons incarcerated in a component of the department of corrections described in 53-1-202(2); or
(e) a person in an occupation identified by the department that is similar to those in subsections (2)(a) through (2)(d).
Section 2. Report to legislature. By November 1, 1998, the department of administration shall submit to the 56th legislature a report on the results of the study conducted pursuant to [section 1]. The report may contain proposed legislation to implement the pay schedule developed pursuant to [section 1].
Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 1997.