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NO. R-104. JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE 1997 SESSION.

( J.R.S. 45)

Offered by:Senator Shumlin of Windham County, Senator Ide of Caledonia County and Senator McCormack of Windsor County.

Whereas, in order that the 1997 Session of the General Assembly may achieve an orderly adjournment, provide reasonable compensation to Members of the General Assembly for their services, and to preserve the funds of the state, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That notwithstanding the provisions of 32 V.S.A. 1051 and 1052 providing for a weekly rate of compensation, after May 3, 1997, Members of the General Assembly shall be entitled to compensation for services and reimbursement for expenses at the daily rate established in sections 1051 and 1052 of Title 32 for each day on which their respective houses shall sit for the remainder of the 1997 Session, except that no member shall receive compensation for more than five days in any week, and be it further

Resolved: That Members of standing committees of the General Assembly, or committees of conference established under the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, who attend a committee meeting authorized by the President pro tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House, on any day other than a day on which their respective houses shall sit after May 3, 1997 for the remainder of the 1997 Session, shall be entitled to compensation for services and reimbursement for expenses in the amounts provided in 32 V.S.A. 1051 and 1052, and be it further

Resolved: That a chair of a standing committee of the General Assembly, a member of the leadership of the Senate or House, or a designee of a leader of the Senate or House, if authorized by the President pro tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House, respectively, for attendance on official duties on any day other than a day on which their respective houses shall sit after May 3, 1997 forthe remainder of the 1997 Session, shall be entitled to compensation for services and reimbursement for expenses in the amounts provided in 32 V.S.A. 1051 and 1052.