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HB 202: Public officers and employees; annual salary for the Governor; change provisions

Voted on Wednesday March 1, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 202 increases the annual salary of the Governor from $60,000 to $175,000 annually and would take effect January 1, 2019 - just before the next Governor is sworn in.

Additionally, the legislation requires that the State Commission on Compensation reduce the number of members from 12 to 7. These members may not be employed by the state or have an immediate family member work for the state or serve as an officer.
3 of the members are appointed by the Governor while the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor each have 2 appointees.

I voted NO on the measure because it will effectively make the Georgia governor one of the highest paid Governors in the US, following only Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Mexico, Delaware, and California.

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 141 78.3% Majority Vote
Nay 22 12.2%
Did not vote 7 3.9%
Excused 10 5.6%