141.011 Annual salaries of elective officers beginning in 2001.

Beginning in calendar year 2001, the annual salaries of the elective officers of the state shall be as follows rather than as prescribed by divisions (A) to (F) of section 141.01 of the Revised Code:

(A)

(1) In calendar year 2001 the annual salary of the governor shall be one hundred twenty-six thousand four hundred ninety-seven dollars.

(2) In calendar years 2002 through 2006 the annual salary of the governor shall be one hundred thirty thousand two hundred ninety-two dollars.

(3) In calendar year 2007 the annual salary of the governor shall be the annual salary in 2006 increased by each of the following percentages in succession:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2002, to September 30, 2003, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(c) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2004, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(d) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(e) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2006, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(4) In calendar year 2008 and thereafter, the annual salary of the governor shall be the annual salary in 2007 increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2007, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(B)

(1) In calendar year 2001 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be sixty-six thousand three hundred six dollars.

(2) In calendar years 2002 through 2006 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be sixty-eight thousand two hundred ninety-five dollars.

(3) In calendar year 2007 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be the annual salary in 2006 increased by each of the following percentages in succession:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2002, to September 30, 2003, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(c) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2004, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(d) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(e) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2006, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(4) In calendar year 2008 and thereafter, the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be the annual salary in 2007 increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

If the governor appoints the lieutenant governor as an administrative department head, the lieutenant governor may accept the salary for that office while serving as its head in lieu of the salary for the office of lieutenant governor.

(C)

(1) In calendar year 2001 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be ninety-three thousand four hundred forty-seven dollars.

(2) In calendar year 2002 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be ninety-six thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

(3) In each calendar year from 2003 through 2008, the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(D) Upon the death of an elected executive officer of the state listed in divisions (A) to (F) of section 141.01 of the Revised Code during that person's term of office, an amount shall be paid in accordance with section 2113.04 of the Revised Code, or to that person's estate. The amount shall equal the amount of the salary that the officer would have received during the remainder of the officer's unexpired term or an amount equal to the salary of that person's office for two years, whichever is less.

(E) As used in this section, "consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 101.27 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 141.011

History. Effective Date: 12-08-2000; 06-30-2005