Senators gave final approval May 21 for judicial pay raises.
LB300, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, increases Nebraska Supreme Court judges’ salaries for fiscal year 2019-20 and FY2020-21. The current salary is $173,693.
District, county, juvenile, appellate and workers’ compensation court judges’ salaries statutorily are based on a percentage of the Supreme Court judges’ salaries and will be adjusted accordingly.
Salaries will increase by 3 percent each fiscal year, totaling $181,588 in FY2019-20 and $187,036 in FY2020-21.
The bill was passed on a 43-0 vote.