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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.797

Introduced by Representatives Marcotte of Coventry and Morley of Barton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Finance; compensation; legislators

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to restrict compensation for legislators to 16 weeks per year.

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. § 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; and provided that, beginning on January 1, 2009, each member of the general assembly, other than the speaker and the president pro tempore of the senate, shall be entitled to compensation for no more than 16 weeks per year.  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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