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      RS 40:1666.1     

  

§1666.1. Extra compensation

            A.(1) In addition to the compensation now paid by any municipality, parish, fire protection district, or other political subdivision maintaining a fire department, or by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana or the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, hereinafter referred to as "tribe", or by any nonprofit corporation contracting with any such political subdivision to provide fire protection services to every paid, regularly employed employee who is paid not less than three hundred dollars per month, not including supplemental pay, as distinguished from part-time employees and volunteers of such fire department, who are carried on the payroll of such fire department, and every employee as defined herein who is paid from funds of the parish or municipality or tribe obtained through lawfully adopted bond issues, lawfully assessed taxes, or other funds available for such purpose, either directly or through a board or commission set up by law or ordinance of the parish or municipality or tribe, shall be paid extra compensation by the state in the amount of five hundred dollars per month for each such paid employee who has completed or who hereafter completes one year of service. The provisions of Paragraph (5) of this Subsection shall govern the requirements for length of service for employees who were ordered to active military duty in the armed services of the United States during their initial term of employment.

            (2) The term "employee" as used herein expressly excludes any person hired primarily to perform secretarial and clerical duties, switchboard operators, secretaries, record clerks, maintenance personnel, and mechanics; it shall expressly exclude employees hired after March 31, 1986, who have not completed and passed a certified fireman's training program equal to National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 Firefighter I Certification or a firemen's training program as approved by the Louisiana State University Firemen Training Program in accordance with R.S. 40:1541 et seq.; and it shall also expressly exclude part-time employees and volunteers of such municipal, parish, tribe, or fire protection district fire departments.

            (3)(a) A municipality, parish, fire protection district, or other political subdivision maintaining a fire department, or the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana or the Coushatta Indian Tribe of Louisiana, or any nonprofit corporation contracting with any such political subdivision to provide fire protection services may enhance the first-year salary of every paid, regularly employed employee in the amount equivalent to the state supplemental pay, or any portion thereof, that the employee shall be entitled to be paid after one year of service pursuant to this Part, so long as the first-year salary, exclusive of the enhancement, meets the minimum wage obligations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.

            (b) Any such municipality, parish, fire protection district, or other political subdivision maintaining a fire department, or the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana or the Coushatta Indian Tribe of Louisiana, or nonprofit corporation contracting to provide fire protection services shall disclose, in writing, at the time the employee is hired that such enhancement shall be paid only during the first year of employment.

            (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no municipality, parish, fire protection district, or other political subdivision maintaining a fire department, or the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana or the Coushatta Indian Tribe of Louisiana, or any such nonprofit corporation contracting to provide fire protection services, shall be subject to penalty for reducing the salary of any employee whose salary has been enhanced pursuant to this Paragraph for one year by an amount not exceeding the amount of such enhancement. Any such reduction shall not be void as provided in R.S. 40:1666.4.

            (4)(a) Every fire protection officer who is employed on a full-time basis by a port authority headquartered in the city of New Orleans shall be paid by the state extra compensation in the amount of five hundred dollars per month in addition to the compensation now paid to him by his employer out of self-generated revenue attributable to the agency employing such fire protection officers. To be eligible for the extra compensation, each such fire protection officer shall have completed one year of service, and any such fire protection officer hired after March 31, 1986, shall also have completed and passed a certified fireman's training program equal to National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 Firefighter I Certification or a firemen's training program as approved by the Louisiana State University Firemen Training Program in accordance with R.S. 40:1541 et seq., or other state or federally approved maritime firefighter training program.

            (b) In the event that supplemental pay is increased as provided for in R.S. 40:1666.1(A)(1), then the same amount of supplemental pay shall be increased for the officers provided for in Paragraph 4 of Subsection A of this Section.

            (5)(a) An employee who was ordered to active military duty in the armed services of the United States before the completion of one year of service, and who had completed and passed a certified fireman's training program required under this Subsection prior to such military service, shall be eligible to receive extra compensation beginning one year from his initial hiring date.

            (b) An employee who was ordered to active military duty in the armed services of the United States before the completion of one year of service, and who had not yet completed and passed a certified fireman's training program required under this Subsection prior to such military service, shall be eligible to receive extra compensation immediately upon returning to employment and completion of a certified fireman's training program required under this Subsection.

NOTE: Paragraphs (6)(a) and (b) enacted by Acts 2019, No. 95, eff. July 1, 2020.

            (6)(a) Every fire protection officer who is employed on a full-time basis by the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District shall be paid by the state extra compensation in the amount of five hundred dollars per month in addition to the compensation now paid to him by his employer out of self-generated revenue attributable to the agency employing the fire protection officers. To be eligible for the extra compensation, each fire protection officer shall have completed one year of service, and any fire protection officer hired after March 31, 1986, shall also have completed and passed a certified fireman's training program equal to National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 Firefighter I Certification or a firemen's training program as approved by the Louisiana State University Firemen Training Program in accordance with R.S. 40:1541 et seq., or other state or federally approved maritime firefighter training program.

            (b) In the event that supplemental pay is increased as provided for in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, then the same amount of supplemental pay shall be increased for the officers provided for in this Paragraph.

            B. In computing the period of service required by Subsection A of this Section, prior service of employees who have returned or who hereafter return to such service shall be included; provided that service in any municipal, parish, tribe, or fire protection district fire department, whether with the same fire department or not, shall be used in computing such prior service. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A to the contrary, any employee who received state supplemental pay prior to March 31, 1986, and returns to such service shall be entitled to receive state supplemental pay whether or not such employee completes training for and obtains National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 Firefighter I certification or completes training and receives certification from a fireman's training program as approved by the Louisiana State University Firemen Training Program in accordance with R.S. 40:1541 et seq.

            C.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the compensation for tribal officers of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana shall be for no more than ten such firemen.

            (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the compensation for tribal officers of the Coushatta Indian Tribe of Louisiana shall be for no more than ten such firemen.

            Acts 1963, No. 82, §2A. Amended by Acts 1964, No. 349, §1; Acts 1968, No. 588, §1; Acts 1968, No. 614, §1; Acts 1970, No. 533, §1; Acts 1971, No. 4, §1; Acts 1973, No. 187, §1; Acts 1975, No. 496, §1; Acts 1975, No. 740, §1; Acts 1975, No. 761, §1; Acts 1979, No. 236, §8, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; Acts 1980, No. 634, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1980; Acts 1981, No. 525, §1; Acts 1986, No. 657, §1, eff. July 1, 1986; Acts 1986, No. 861, §1, eff. July 1, 1986; Acts 1991, No. 1000, §1, eff. July 24, 1991; Acts 1992, No. 1063, §1, eff. July 14, 1992; Acts 1996, No. 37, §1, eff. July 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 513, §1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 853, §1; Acts 1999, No. 964, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 521, §1, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2006, No. 789, §1, eff. July 1, 2006; Acts 2007, No. 275, §1, eff. Nov. 19, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 281, §1, eff. July 1, 2007; Acts 2008, No. 664, §1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 729, §1; Acts 2009, No. 387, §1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2012, No. 453, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2002. See Acts 2014, No. 158, §§3 and 7; Acts 2014, No. 869, §1; Acts 2015, No. 88, §1, eff. June 19, 2015; Acts 2019, No. 95, §1, eff. July 1, 2020.



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