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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Cost-of-Living Factor under the Public Official Compensation Law

[45 Pa.B. 6807]
[Saturday, November 28, 2015]

 Under Section 4(d) of the Public Official Compensation Law (Act 72 of 2005), for the 12-month period beginning December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016, the salary of the members of the General Assembly shall be increased by a cost-of-living factor which is determined by increasing the amount of the salary by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area, officially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period of November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015.

 The percentage increase and the new salary amount have been determined jointly by the Chief Clerk of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives as follows:

 The CPI-U for the period November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015 decreased by 0.5107%. Therefore, there is no change in the salary for the period beginning December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016 and will remain $85,338.65.

 Under section 4(d.1) of the Public Official Compensation Law (Act 72 of 2005), for the 12-month period beginning December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016, the additional compensation of the officers and leaders of the General Assembly shall be increased by a cost-of-living factor which is determined by increasing the amount of the salary by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area, officially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period from November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015.

 The percentage change and the new compensation amounts have been determined jointly by the Chief Clerk of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives as follows:

Leadership Position % Increase New Compensation
President pro tempore/Speaker 0% $133,219.09
Majority Floor Leader 0% $123,644.82
Minority Floor Leader 0% $123,644.82
Majority Whip 0% $114,410.08
Minority Whip 0% $114,410.08
Majority Caucus Chairman 0% $103,464.95
Minority Caucus Chairman 0% $103,464.95
Majority Appropriations Chairman 0% $114,410.08
Minority Appropriations Chairman 0% $114,410.08
Majority Caucus Secretary 0% $97,309.67
Minority Caucus Secretary 0% $97,309.67
Majority Caucus Policy Chairman 0% $97,309.67
Minority Caucus Policy Chairman 0% $97,309.67
Majority Caucus Administrator 0% $97,309.67
Minority Caucus Administrator 0% $97,309.67

DONETTA M. D'INNOCENZO, 
Chief Clerk
Senate of Pennsylvania

ANTHONY FRANK BARBUSH, 
Chief Clerk
House of Representatives

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2095. Filed for public inspection November 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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