STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS28855 / S1191
This is an FY 2022 trailer appropriation bill for the Supreme Court. It addresses the fiscal impact of S1137,
which increases pay for magistrate judges by 2.00% to $132,400; for district judges by 1.83% to $144,400; for
Court of Appeals judges by 1.76% to $150,400; and for Supreme Court justices by 1.65% to $160,400. The
amount appropriated in this bill includes funding to provide the applicable pay raises to the two new magistrate
judges added by H272 of 2021 and the one new district judge added by H27 of 2021. Together, the total increase
in personnel cost appropriation attributable to the salary increases amounts to 1.88%.
This bill provides an additional appropriation of $555,500 in ongoing personnel costs from the General Fund
to the Supreme Court for FY 2022.
Budget and Policy Analysis
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 03/16/2021, 5:33 PM