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H.533

AN ACT RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES

     The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:

First:  By adding Secs. 1a and 1b to read as follows:

Sec. 1a.  32 V.S.A. § 1051(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The speaker of the house and the president pro tempore of the senate shall receive annual compensation of $10,080.00 for the 2005 biennial session and thereafter to be paid in biweekly payments; provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the annual compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for state employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement.  In addition to the annual compensation, the speaker and president pro tempore shall receive:

(1)  $652.00 a week for the 2005 biennial session and thereafter, to be paid in biweekly payments during the regular and adjourned sessions of the general assembly; provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the weekly compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for state employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement;

(2)  $130.00 a day during a special session of the general assembly which is called at any time following the 2005 biennial session; provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the daily compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for state employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement; and

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Sec. 1b.  32 V.S.A. § 1052(a) is amended to read:

(a)  Each member of the general assembly, other than the speaker and the president pro tempore of the senate, is entitled to a weekly salary of $589.00 for the 2005 biennial session and thereafter; provided that, beginning on January 1, 2007, the weekly compensation shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the cost of living adjustment negotiated for state employees under the most recent collective bargaining agreement.  The salary of members shall be paid in biweekly installments.  During a special session, a member is entitled to $118.00 a day for each day of a special session which is called at any time following the 2005 biennial session for each day on which the house of which he or she is a member shall sit.

Second:  In Sec. 12, 3 V.S.A. § 2281, subdivision (4), by striking out the first sentence in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new sentence to read as follows:  to report on an annual basis to the joint fiscal committee at its November meetings on the allocation of funds contained in the annual pay acts and the allocation of funds in the annual appropriations act which relate to those annual pay acts.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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