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Oklahoma House Passes State Trooper Pay Raise Bill

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A starting trooper is currently paid about $38,000 a year. A starting trooper is currently paid about $38,000 a year.
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The Oklahoma House has given final passage to legislation to raise the salaries of Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.

The House voted 94-0 without debate Tuesday and sent the bill to Governor Mary Fallin to be signed into law. The measure was previously approved by the state Senate.

3/11/2014 Related Story: Senate Approves Pay Raise For Oklahoma Troopers

The bill by Representative Scott Martin of Norman provides for an across-the-board pay raise for troopers and is based on the recommendations of a recent study on state employee compensation.

That study shows troopers should receive a pay raise of between 14 percent and 20 percent. Officials say the bill would cost about $8.5 million annually when fully implemented.

View Senate Bill 232

A starting trooper is currently paid about $38,000 a year. Trooper salaries haven't been increased in seven years.

 

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