Pay raise bill heads to Senate Pay raise bill heads to Senate capitol news bureau May 22, 2013 Comments The Senate Finance Committee quickly signed off Monday on multi-year, 4 percent pay raises for Louisiana clerks of court. Under House Bill 174, the clerks could opt for 4 percent pay raises in each of four years. The money to cover the raises would have to come from self-generated funds. State Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-New Orleans, said the raises are optional and would be the first opportunity in seven years for a pay increase. The bill now heads to the state Senate floor.