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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.427

Introduced by   Representative Errecart of Shelburne

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Legislature; compensation

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to entitle members of the general assembly to compensation for no more than 16 weeks of a legislative session.

AN ACT RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE COMPENSATION

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  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 no more than 16 weeks for the 2005 2007 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;

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Sec. 2.  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 no more than 16 weeks for the 2005 2007 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.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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