In the past legislative session, ending in May, we had success getting our hazardous pay through the committees in both the House and Senate but it did not get voted through. We feel part of the problem was the legislature was pre-occupied with the right to work legislation, which they passed. After that legislation passed there was very little cooperation between the two parties and nearly all legislation stalled from this point forward.
Due to some serious assaults on staff this year, as well as a 20% plus turnover rate; we feel this legislation has a very good chance to pass in the next legislative session starting in January 2016. This legislation would give officers an $1800 annual raise above and beyond any other raises that may be appropriated.